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Compare 24/18 and 36/49

1st number: 1 6/18, 2nd number: 36/49

24/18 is greater than 36/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 49 is 882

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 882
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 49 = 882,
    24/18 = 24 × 49/18 × 49 = 1176/882
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 18 = 882,
    36/49 = 36 × 18/49 × 18 = 648/882
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1176/882 > 648/882 or 24/18 > 36/49

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