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Compare 9/2 and 1/18

1st number: 4 1/2, 2nd number: 1/18

9/2 is greater than 1/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 18 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 9 = 18,
    9/2 = 9 × 9/2 × 9 = 81/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    1/18 = 1 × 1/18 × 1 = 1/18
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 81/18 > 1/18 or 9/2 > 1/18

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