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Compare 4/3 and 7/18

1st number: 1 1/3, 2nd number: 7/18

4/3 is greater than 7/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 18 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 6 = 18,
    4/3 = 4 × 6/3 × 6 = 24/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    7/18 = 7 × 1/18 × 1 = 7/18
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 24/18 > 7/18 or 4/3 > 7/18

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