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Compare 8/24 and 18/49

8/24 is smaller than 18/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 49 is 1176

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1176
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 49 = 1176,
    8/24 = 8 × 49/24 × 49 = 392/1176
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 24 = 1176,
    18/49 = 18 × 24/49 × 24 = 432/1176
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 392/1176 < 432/1176 or 8/24 < 18/49

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