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Compare 9/4 and 3/5

1st number: 2 1/4, 2nd number: 3/5

9/4 is greater than 3/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 5 is 20
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 5 = 20,
    9/4 = 9 × 5/4 × 5 = 45/20
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 4 = 20,
    3/5 = 3 × 4/5 × 4 = 12/20
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 45/20 > 12/20 or 9/4 > 3/5

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