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1^{st} number: 1 1/7, 2^{nd} number: 5/9

87 is greater than 59

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

LCM of 7 and 9 is**63**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 63 - For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 9 = 63,

87 = 8 × 97 × 9 = 7263 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 7 = 63,

59 = 5 × 79 × 7 = 3563 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 7263 > 3563 or 87 > 59

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