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Compare 9/8 and 1/9

1st number: 1 1/8, 2nd number: 1/9

9/8 is greater than 1/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 9 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    9/8 = 9 × 9/8 × 9 = 81/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    1/9 = 1 × 8/9 × 8 = 8/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 81/72 > 8/72 or 9/8 > 1/9

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