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Compare 84/8 and 18/24

1st number: 10 4/8, 2nd number: 18/24

84/8 is greater than 18/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 24 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    84/8 = 84 × 3/8 × 3 = 252/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    18/24 = 18 × 1/24 × 1 = 18/24
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 252/24 > 18/24 or 84/8 > 18/24

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