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Compare 12/72 and 7/30

12/72 is smaller than 7/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 30 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 5 = 360,
    12/72 = 12 × 5/72 × 5 = 60/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 12 = 360,
    7/30 = 7 × 12/30 × 12 = 84/360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 60/360 < 84/360 or 12/72 < 7/30

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