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17 is smaller than 68

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 7 and 8 is**56**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 56 - For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,

17 = 1 × 87 × 8 = 856 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,

68 = 6 × 78 × 7 = 4256 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 856 < 4256 or 17 < 68

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