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18 is smaller than 29

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

LCM of 8 and 9 is**72**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 72 - For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,

18 = 1 × 98 × 9 = 972 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,

29 = 2 × 89 × 8 = 1672 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 972 < 1672 or 18 < 29

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