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Compare 8/7 and 3/9

1st number: 1 1/7, 2nd number: 3/9

8/7 is greater than 3/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 9 is 63
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 9 = 63,
    8/7 = 8 × 9/7 × 9 = 72/63
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 7 = 63,
    3/9 = 3 × 7/9 × 7 = 21/63
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 72/63 > 21/63 or 8/7 > 3/9

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