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Compare 9/80 and 9/60

9/80 is smaller than 9/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 80 and 60 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 80 × 3 = 240,
    9/80 = 9 × 3/80 × 3 = 27/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 4 = 240,
    9/60 = 9 × 4/60 × 4 = 36/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 27/240 < 36/240 or 9/80 < 9/60

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