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Compare 18/9 and 7/24

1st number: 2 0/9, 2nd number: 7/24

18/9 is greater than 7/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 24 is 72

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    18/9 = 18 × 8/9 × 8 = 144/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 3 = 72,
    7/24 = 7 × 3/24 × 3 = 21/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 144/72 > 21/72 or 18/9 > 7/24

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