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Compare 4/3 and 7/9

1st number: 1 1/3, 2nd number: 7/9

4/3 is greater than 7/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 9 is 9
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 3 = 9,
    4/3 = 4 × 3/3 × 3 = 12/9
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 1 = 9,
    7/9 = 7 × 1/9 × 1 = 7/9
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 12/9 > 7/9 or 4/3 > 7/9

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