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Compare 10/18 and 5/24

10/18 is greater than 5/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 24 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    10/18 = 10 × 4/18 × 4 = 40/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 3 = 72,
    5/24 = 5 × 3/24 × 3 = 15/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 40/72 > 15/72 or 10/18 > 5/24

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