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Compare 18/12 and 1/30

1st number: 1 6/12, 2nd number: 1/30

18/12 is greater than 1/30

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,
    18/12 = 18 × 5/12 × 5 = 90/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 2 = 60,
    1/30 = 1 × 2/30 × 2 = 2/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 90/60 > 2/60 or 18/12 > 1/30

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