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Compare 81/90 and 20/96

81/90 is greater than 20/96

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 90 and 96 is 1440

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1440
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 90 × 16 = 1440,
    81/90 = 81 × 16/90 × 16 = 1296/1440
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 96 × 15 = 1440,
    20/96 = 20 × 15/96 × 15 = 300/1440
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1296/1440 > 300/1440 or 81/90 > 20/96

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