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Compare 1/9 and 24/8

1st number: 1/9, 2nd number: 3 0/8

1/9 is smaller than 24/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 8 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    1/9 = 1 × 8/9 × 8 = 8/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    24/8 = 24 × 9/8 × 9 = 216/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 8/72 < 216/72 or 1/9 < 24/8

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