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Compare 84/48 and 10/9

1st number: 1 36/48, 2nd number: 1 1/9

84/48 is greater than 10/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 9 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 3 = 144,
    84/48 = 84 × 3/48 × 3 = 252/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 16 = 144,
    10/9 = 10 × 16/9 × 16 = 160/144
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 252/144 > 160/144 or 84/48 > 10/9

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