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Compare 18/14 and 5/30

1st number: 1 4/14, 2nd number: 5/30

18/14 is greater than 5/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 30 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 15 = 210,
    18/14 = 18 × 15/14 × 15 = 270/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 7 = 210,
    5/30 = 5 × 7/30 × 7 = 35/210
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 270/210 > 35/210 or 18/14 > 5/30

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