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Compare 9/4 and 3/18

1st number: 2 1/4, 2nd number: 3/18

9/4 is greater than 3/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 18 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    9/4 = 9 × 9/4 × 9 = 81/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 2 = 36,
    3/18 = 3 × 2/18 × 2 = 6/36
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 81/36 > 6/36 or 9/4 > 3/18

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