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Compare 6/24 and 18/72

6/24 is equivalent to 18/72

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 3 = 72,
    6/24 = 6 × 3/24 × 3 = 18/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    18/72 = 18 × 1/72 × 1 = 18/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 18/72 = 18/72 or 6/24 = 18/72

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