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Compare 1/4 and 1/7

1/4 is greater than 1/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 7 is 28
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 7 = 28,
    1/4 = 1 × 7/4 × 7 = 7/28
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 4 = 28,
    1/7 = 1 × 4/7 × 4 = 4/28
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 7/28 > 4/28 or 1/4 > 1/7

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