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Compare 18/8 and 7/30

1st number: 2 2/8, 2nd number: 7/30

18/8 is greater than 7/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 30 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 15 = 120,
    18/8 = 18 × 15/8 × 15 = 270/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 4 = 120,
    7/30 = 7 × 4/30 × 4 = 28/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 270/120 > 28/120 or 18/8 > 7/30

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