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Compare 8/6 and 3/9

1st number: 1 2/6, 2nd number: 3/9

8/6 is greater than 3/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 9 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 3 = 18,
    8/6 = 8 × 3/6 × 3 = 24/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    3/9 = 3 × 2/9 × 2 = 6/18
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 24/18 > 6/18 or 8/6 > 3/9

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