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Compare 3/2 and 7/6

1st number: 1 1/2, 2nd number: 1 1/6

3/2 is greater than 7/6

Steps for comparing fractions

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

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