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Compare 18/16 and 1/30

1st number: 1 2/16, 2nd number: 1/30

18/16 is greater than 1/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 30 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 15 = 240,
    18/16 = 18 × 15/16 × 15 = 270/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 8 = 240,
    1/30 = 1 × 8/30 × 8 = 8/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 270/240 > 8/240 or 18/16 > 1/30

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