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Compare 18/2 and 3/30

1st number: 9 0/2, 2nd number: 3/30

18/2 is greater than 3/30

Steps for comparing fractions

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

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