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Compare 7/5 and 1/9

1st number: 1 2/5, 2nd number: 1/9

7/5 is greater than 1/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 9 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 9 = 45,
    7/5 = 7 × 9/5 × 9 = 63/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 5 = 45,
    1/9 = 1 × 5/9 × 5 = 5/45
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 63/45 > 5/45 or 7/5 > 1/9

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