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Compare 18/30 and 8/28

18/30 is greater than 8/28

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 28 is 420

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 14 = 420,
    18/30 = 18 × 14/30 × 14 = 252/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 28 × 15 = 420,
    8/28 = 8 × 15/28 × 15 = 120/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 252/420 > 120/420 or 18/30 > 8/28

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