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Compare 18/6 and 7/5

1st number: 3 0/6, 2nd number: 1 2/5

18/6 is greater than 7/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 5 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    18/6 = 18 × 5/6 × 5 = 90/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 6 = 30,
    7/5 = 7 × 6/5 × 6 = 42/30
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 90/30 > 42/30 or 18/6 > 7/5

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