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Compare 7/9 and 72/8

1st number: 7/9, 2nd number: 9 0/8

7/9 is smaller than 72/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 8 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    7/9 = 7 × 8/9 × 8 = 56/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    72/8 = 72 × 9/8 × 9 = 648/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 56/72 < 648/72 or 7/9 < 72/8

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