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Compare 72/6 and 18/49

1st number: 12 0/6, 2nd number: 18/49

72/6 is greater than 18/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 49 is 294

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 294
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 49 = 294,
    72/6 = 72 × 49/6 × 49 = 3528/294
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 6 = 294,
    18/49 = 18 × 6/49 × 6 = 108/294
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3528/294 > 108/294 or 72/6 > 18/49

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