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Compare 18/8 and 6/24

1st number: 2 2/8, 2nd number: 6/24

18/8 is greater than 6/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 24 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    18/8 = 18 × 3/8 × 3 = 54/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    6/24 = 6 × 1/24 × 1 = 6/24
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 54/24 > 6/24 or 18/8 > 6/24

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