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Compare 12/7 and 45/30

1st number: 1 5/7, 2nd number: 1 15/30

12/7 is greater than 45/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 30 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 30 = 210,
    12/7 = 12 × 30/7 × 30 = 360/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 7 = 210,
    45/30 = 45 × 7/30 × 7 = 315/210
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 360/210 > 315/210 or 12/7 > 45/30

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