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Compare 3/30 and 8/10

3/30 is smaller than 8/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 10 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 1 = 30,
    3/30 = 3 × 1/30 × 1 = 3/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 3 = 30,
    8/10 = 8 × 3/10 × 3 = 24/30
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3/30 < 24/30 or 3/30 < 8/10

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