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Compare 2/30 and 6/84

2/30 is smaller than 6/84

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 84 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 14 = 420,
    2/30 = 2 × 14/30 × 14 = 28/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    6/84 = 6 × 5/84 × 5 = 30/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 28/420 < 30/420 or 2/30 < 6/84

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