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1^{st} number: 2 1/2, 2^{nd} number: 8/9

52 is greater than 89

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

LCM of 2 and 9 is**18**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 18 - For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 9 = 18,

52 = 5 × 92 × 9 = 4518 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,

89 = 8 × 29 × 2 = 1618 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 4518 > 1618 or 52 > 89

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