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Compare 3/2 and 2/12

1st number: 1 1/2, 2nd number: 2/12

3/2 is greater than 2/12

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 6 = 12,
    3/2 = 3 × 6/2 × 6 = 18/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    2/12 = 2 × 1/12 × 1 = 2/12
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 18/12 > 2/12 or 3/2 > 2/12

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