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Compare 5/9 and 2/7

5/9 is greater than 2/7

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,
    5/9 = 5 × 7/9 × 7 = 35/63
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 9 = 63,
    2/7 = 2 × 9/7 × 9 = 18/63
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 35/63 > 18/63 or 5/9 > 2/7

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