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Compare 12/8 and 8/18

1st number: 1 4/8, 2nd number: 8/18

12/8 is greater than 8/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 18 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 18 × 4 = 72,
    8/18 = 8 × 4/18 × 4 = 32/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 108/72 > 32/72 or 12/8 > 8/18

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