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1^{st} number: 1 1/7, 2^{nd} number: 5/10

87 is greater than 510

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 7 and 10 is**70**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 70 - For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 10 = 70,

87 = 8 × 107 × 10 = 8070 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 7 = 70,

510 = 5 × 710 × 7 = 3570 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 8070 > 3570 or 87 > 510

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