Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

23 is greater than 26

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 3 and 6 is**6**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 6 - For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,

23 = 2 × 23 × 2 = 46 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 1 = 6,

26 = 2 × 16 × 1 = 26 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 46 > 26 or 23 > 26

MathStep (Works offline)

Download our mobile app and learn to work with fractions in your own time:

Android and iPhone/ iPad

Related: ^{4}/_{3} and ^{2}/_{6} ^{2}/_{3} and ^{4}/_{6} ^{2}/_{6} and ^{2}/_{6} ^{2}/_{3} and ^{2}/_{12} ^{6}/_{3} and ^{2}/_{6} ^{2}/_{9} and ^{2}/_{6} ^{2}/_{3} and ^{2}/_{18} ^{10}/_{3} and ^{2}/_{6} ^{2}/_{3} and ^{10}/_{6} ^{2}/_{15} and ^{2}/_{6} ^{2}/_{3} and ^{2}/_{30} ^{14}/_{3} and ^{2}/_{6} ^{2}/_{3} and ^{14}/_{6} ^{2}/_{21} and ^{2}/_{6} ^{2}/_{3} and ^{2}/_{42}

© everydaycalculation.com