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Compare 9/16 and 90/75

1st number: 9/16, 2nd number: 1 15/75

9/16 is smaller than 90/75

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 75 is 1200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 75 = 1200,
    9/16 = 9 × 75/16 × 75 = 675/1200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 75 × 16 = 1200,
    90/75 = 90 × 16/75 × 16 = 1440/1200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 675/1200 < 1440/1200 or 9/16 < 90/75

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