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Compare 2/6 and 7/9

2/6 is smaller than 7/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 9 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 3 = 18,
    2/6 = 2 × 3/6 × 3 = 6/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    7/9 = 7 × 2/9 × 2 = 14/18
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 6/18 < 14/18 or 2/6 < 7/9

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