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Compare 12/2 and 84/30

1st number: 6 0/2, 2nd number: 2 24/30

12/2 is greater than 84/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 30 is 30

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 15 = 30,
    12/2 = 12 × 15/2 × 15 = 180/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 1 = 30,
    84/30 = 84 × 1/30 × 1 = 84/30
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/30 > 84/30 or 12/2 > 84/30

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