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Compare 9/15 and 2/9

9/15 is greater than 2/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 9 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 3 = 45,
    9/15 = 9 × 3/15 × 3 = 27/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 5 = 45,
    2/9 = 2 × 5/9 × 5 = 10/45
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 27/45 > 10/45 or 9/15 > 2/9

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