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1^{st} number: 2 1/2, 2^{nd} number: 1/7

52 is greater than 17

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

LCM of 2 and 7 is**14**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 14 - For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 7 = 14,

52 = 5 × 72 × 7 = 3514 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 2 = 14,

17 = 1 × 27 × 2 = 214 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 3514 > 214 or 52 > 17

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