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Compare 24/8 and 8/30

1st number: 3 0/8, 2nd number: 8/30

24/8 is greater than 8/30

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,
    24/8 = 24 × 15/8 × 15 = 360/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 4 = 120,
    8/30 = 8 × 4/30 × 4 = 32/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 360/120 > 32/120 or 24/8 > 8/30

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