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

75 is greater than 87

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

LCM of 5 and 7 is**35**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 35 - For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 7 = 35,

75 = 7 × 75 × 7 = 4935 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 5 = 35,

87 = 8 × 57 × 5 = 4035 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 4935 > 4035 or 75 > 87

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