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Compare 12/8 and 24/9

1st number: 1 4/8, 2nd number: 2 6/9

12/8 is smaller than 24/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 9 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    12/8 = 12 × 9/8 × 9 = 108/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    24/9 = 24 × 8/9 × 8 = 192/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 108/72 < 192/72 or 12/8 < 24/9

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