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Compare 5/3 and 1/30

1st number: 1 2/3, 2nd number: 1/30

5/3 is greater than 1/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 30 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 10 = 30,
    5/3 = 5 × 10/3 × 10 = 50/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 1 = 30,
    1/30 = 1 × 1/30 × 1 = 1/30
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 50/30 > 1/30 or 5/3 > 1/30

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