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Compare 24/18 and 10/7

1st number: 1 6/18, 2nd number: 1 3/7

24/18 is smaller than 10/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 7 is 126

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 7 = 126,
    24/18 = 24 × 7/18 × 7 = 168/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 18 = 126,
    10/7 = 10 × 18/7 × 18 = 180/126
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 168/126 < 180/126 or 24/18 < 10/7

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