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Compare 18/30 and 8/4

1st number: 18/30, 2nd number: 2 0/4

18/30 is smaller than 8/4

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 4 is 60

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 2 = 60,
    18/30 = 18 × 2/30 × 2 = 36/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 15 = 60,
    8/4 = 8 × 15/4 × 15 = 120/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 36/60 < 120/60 or 18/30 < 8/4

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