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1^{st} number: 1 1/7, 2^{nd} number: 1 2/8

87 is smaller than 108

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

LCM of 7 and 8 is**56**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 56 - For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,

87 = 8 × 87 × 8 = 6456 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,

108 = 10 × 78 × 7 = 7056 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 6456 < 7056 or 87 < 108

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