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Compare 9/4 and 9/60

1st number: 2 1/4, 2nd number: 9/60

9/4 is greater than 9/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 60 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 15 = 60,
    9/4 = 9 × 15/4 × 15 = 135/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    9/60 = 9 × 1/60 × 1 = 9/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 135/60 > 9/60 or 9/4 > 9/60

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