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Compare 30/12 and 14/32

1st number: 2 6/12, 2nd number: 14/32

30/12 is greater than 14/32

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 32 is 96
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 8 = 96,
    30/12 = 30 × 8/12 × 8 = 240/96
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 32 × 3 = 96,
    14/32 = 14 × 3/32 × 3 = 42/96
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 240/96 > 42/96 or 30/12 > 14/32

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