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Compare 7/9 and 72/28

1st number: 7/9, 2nd number: 2 16/28

7/9 is smaller than 72/28

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 28 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 28 = 252,
    7/9 = 7 × 28/9 × 28 = 196/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 28 × 9 = 252,
    72/28 = 72 × 9/28 × 9 = 648/252
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 196/252 < 648/252 or 7/9 < 72/28

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