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# How is 7 over 9 less than 1?

Updated: 9/19/2023

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13y ago

There are 9 ninths in a unit - seven ninths is less than nine ninths, so 7/9 <1

To visualise it, try this:

Cut a Pizza into nine equal slices - if they are not equal, pretend they are.

If you take seven of these nine slices, you have seven ninths of a pizza. Is that not less than the whole ONE?

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