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Compare 30/12 and 60/54

1st number: 2 6/12, 2nd number: 1 6/54

30/12 is greater than 60/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 54 is 108

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 108
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 9 = 108,
    30/12 = 30 × 9/12 × 9 = 270/108
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 2 = 108,
    60/54 = 60 × 2/54 × 2 = 120/108
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 270/108 > 120/108 or 30/12 > 60/54

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