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Compare 6/2 and 18/7

1st number: 3 0/2, 2nd number: 2 4/7

6/2 is greater than 18/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 7 is 14
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 7 = 14,
    6/2 = 6 × 7/2 × 7 = 42/14
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 2 = 14,
    18/7 = 18 × 2/7 × 2 = 36/14
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 42/14 > 36/14 or 6/2 > 18/7

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