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Compare 9/10 and 16/20

9/10 is greater than 16/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 20 is 20
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 2 = 20,
    9/10 = 9 × 2/10 × 2 = 18/20
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 1 = 20,
    16/20 = 16 × 1/20 × 1 = 16/20
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 18/20 > 16/20 or 9/10 > 16/20

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