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Compare 30/12 and 14/48

1st number: 2 6/12, 2nd number: 14/48

30/12 is greater than 14/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 48 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 4 = 48,
    30/12 = 30 × 4/12 × 4 = 120/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 1 = 48,
    14/48 = 14 × 1/48 × 1 = 14/48
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 120/48 > 14/48 or 30/12 > 14/48

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