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Compare 70/18 and 36/24

1st number: 3 16/18, 2nd number: 1 12/24

70/18 is greater than 36/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 24 is 72

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    70/18 = 70 × 4/18 × 4 = 280/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 3 = 72,
    36/24 = 36 × 3/24 × 3 = 108/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 280/72 > 108/72 or 70/18 > 36/24

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