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Compare 3/4 and 7/9

3/4 is smaller than 7/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 9 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    3/4 = 3 × 9/4 × 9 = 27/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    7/9 = 7 × 4/9 × 4 = 28/36
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 27/36 < 28/36 or 3/4 < 7/9

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