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Compare 3/24 and 3/18

3/24 is smaller than 3/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 18 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 3 = 72,
    3/24 = 3 × 3/24 × 3 = 9/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    3/18 = 3 × 4/18 × 4 = 12/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 9/72 < 12/72 or 3/24 < 3/18

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