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Compare 1/2 and 1/7

1/2 is greater than 1/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 7 is 14
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 7 = 14,
    1/2 = 1 × 7/2 × 7 = 7/14
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 2 = 14,
    1/7 = 1 × 2/7 × 2 = 2/14
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 7/14 > 2/14 or 1/2 > 1/7

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