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Compare 18/4 and 49/30

1st number: 4 2/4, 2nd number: 1 19/30

18/4 is greater than 49/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 30 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 15 = 60,
    18/4 = 18 × 15/4 × 15 = 270/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 2 = 60,
    49/30 = 49 × 2/30 × 2 = 98/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 270/60 > 98/60 or 18/4 > 49/30

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