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Compare 1/30 and 2/8

1/30 is smaller than 2/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 8 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 4 = 120,
    1/30 = 1 × 4/30 × 4 = 4/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 15 = 120,
    2/8 = 2 × 15/8 × 15 = 30/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 4/120 < 30/120 or 1/30 < 2/8

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