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Compare 30/14 and 42/27

1st number: 2 2/14, 2nd number: 1 15/27

30/14 is greater than 42/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 27 is 378

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 378
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 27 = 378,
    30/14 = 30 × 27/14 × 27 = 810/378
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 14 = 378,
    42/27 = 42 × 14/27 × 14 = 588/378
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 810/378 > 588/378 or 30/14 > 42/27

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