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Compare 15/12 and 4/30

1st number: 1 3/12, 2nd number: 4/30

15/12 is greater than 4/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 30 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    15/12 = 15 × 5/12 × 5 = 75/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 2 = 60,
    4/30 = 4 × 2/30 × 2 = 8/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 75/60 > 8/60 or 15/12 > 4/30

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