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Compare 3/20 and 5/30

3/20 is smaller than 5/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 30 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 3 = 60,
    3/20 = 3 × 3/20 × 3 = 9/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 2 = 60,
    5/30 = 5 × 2/30 × 2 = 10/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 9/60 < 10/60 or 3/20 < 5/30

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