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Compare 2/7 and 7/18

2/7 is smaller than 7/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 18 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 18 = 126,
    2/7 = 2 × 18/7 × 18 = 36/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 7 = 126,
    7/18 = 7 × 7/18 × 7 = 49/126
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 36/126 < 49/126 or 2/7 < 7/18

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