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Compare 9/8 and 3/18

1st number: 1 1/8, 2nd number: 3/18

9/8 is greater than 3/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 18 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    9/8 = 9 × 9/8 × 9 = 81/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    3/18 = 3 × 4/18 × 4 = 12/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 81/72 > 12/72 or 9/8 > 3/18

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