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Compare 35/18 and 2/9

1st number: 1 17/18, 2nd number: 2/9

35/18 is greater than 2/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 9 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    35/18 = 35 × 1/18 × 1 = 35/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    2/9 = 2 × 2/9 × 2 = 4/18
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 35/18 > 4/18 or 35/18 > 2/9

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