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Compare 9/10 and 5/9

9/10 is greater than 5/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 9 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 9 = 90,
    9/10 = 9 × 9/10 × 9 = 81/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 10 = 90,
    5/9 = 5 × 10/9 × 10 = 50/90
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 81/90 > 50/90 or 9/10 > 5/9

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