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Compare 6/8 and 5/18

6/8 is greater than 5/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 18 is 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 18 × 4 = 72,
    5/18 = 5 × 4/18 × 4 = 20/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 54/72 > 20/72 or 6/8 > 5/18

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