Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Compare fractions

Compare 20/18 and 84/6

1st number: 1 2/18, 2nd number: 14 0/6

20/18 is smaller than 84/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 6 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    20/18 = 20 × 1/18 × 1 = 20/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 3 = 18,
    84/6 = 84 × 3/6 × 3 = 252/18
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 20/18 < 252/18 or 20/18 < 84/6

Related:

Use fraction calculator with our all-in-one calculator app: Download for Android, Download for iOS

© everydaycalculation.com