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Compare 2/7 and 7/9

2/7 is smaller than 7/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 9 is 63
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 9 = 63,
    2/7 = 2 × 9/7 × 9 = 18/63
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 7 = 63,
    7/9 = 7 × 7/9 × 7 = 49/63
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 18/63 < 49/63 or 2/7 < 7/9

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