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Compare 2/5 and 9/30

2/5 is greater than 9/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 30 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 6 = 30,
    2/5 = 2 × 6/5 × 6 = 12/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 1 = 30,
    9/30 = 9 × 1/30 × 1 = 9/30
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 12/30 > 9/30 or 2/5 > 9/30

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