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Compare 1/9 and 24/12

1st number: 1/9, 2nd number: 2 0/12

1/9 is smaller than 24/12

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 12 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    1/9 = 1 × 4/9 × 4 = 4/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    24/12 = 24 × 3/12 × 3 = 72/36
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 4/36 < 72/36 or 1/9 < 24/12

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