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Compare 1/7 and 9/56

1/7 is smaller than 9/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 56 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,
    1/7 = 1 × 8/7 × 8 = 8/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    9/56 = 9 × 1/56 × 1 = 9/56
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 8/56 < 9/56 or 1/7 < 9/56

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