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Compare 8/4 and 9/7

1st number: 2 0/4, 2nd number: 1 2/7

8/4 is greater than 9/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 7 is 28
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 7 = 28,
    8/4 = 8 × 7/4 × 7 = 56/28
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 4 = 28,
    9/7 = 9 × 4/7 × 4 = 36/28
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 56/28 > 36/28 or 8/4 > 9/7

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