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Compare 6/8 and 18/36

6/8 is greater than 18/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 36 is 72

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    6/8 = 6 × 9/8 × 9 = 54/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 2 = 72,
    18/36 = 18 × 2/36 × 2 = 36/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 54/72 > 36/72 or 6/8 > 18/36

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