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Compare 30/15 and 2/16

1st number: 2 0/15, 2nd number: 2/16

30/15 is greater than 2/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 16 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 16 = 240,
    30/15 = 30 × 16/15 × 16 = 480/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 15 = 240,
    2/16 = 2 × 15/16 × 15 = 30/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 480/240 > 30/240 or 30/15 > 2/16

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