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Compare 3/8 and 2/18

3/8 is greater than 2/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 18 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    3/8 = 3 × 9/8 × 9 = 27/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    2/18 = 2 × 4/18 × 4 = 8/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 27/72 > 8/72 or 3/8 > 2/18

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