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Compare 7/3 and 2/72

1st number: 2 1/3, 2nd number: 2/72

7/3 is greater than 2/72

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 24 = 72,
    7/3 = 7 × 24/3 × 24 = 168/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    2/72 = 2 × 1/72 × 1 = 2/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 168/72 > 2/72 or 7/3 > 2/72

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