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Compare 18/98 and 7/30

18/98 is smaller than 7/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 98 and 30 is 1470
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 98 × 15 = 1470,
    18/98 = 18 × 15/98 × 15 = 270/1470
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 49 = 1470,
    7/30 = 7 × 49/30 × 49 = 343/1470
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 270/1470 < 343/1470 or 18/98 < 7/30

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