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Compare 2/8 and 7/9

2/8 is smaller than 7/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 9 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    2/8 = 2 × 9/8 × 9 = 18/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    7/9 = 7 × 8/9 × 8 = 56/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 18/72 < 56/72 or 2/8 < 7/9

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