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Compare 3/6 and 5/24

3/6 is greater than 5/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 24 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 4 = 24,
    3/6 = 3 × 4/6 × 4 = 12/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    5/24 = 5 × 1/24 × 1 = 5/24
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 12/24 > 5/24 or 3/6 > 5/24

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