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Compare 4/9 and 1/7

4/9 is greater than 1/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 7 is 63
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 7 = 63,
    4/9 = 4 × 7/9 × 7 = 28/63
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 9 = 63,
    1/7 = 1 × 9/7 × 9 = 9/63
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 28/63 > 9/63 or 4/9 > 1/7

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