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Compare 30/15 and 4/72

1st number: 2 0/15, 2nd number: 4/72

30/15 is greater than 4/72

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 72 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 24 = 360,
    30/15 = 30 × 24/15 × 24 = 720/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 5 = 360,
    4/72 = 4 × 5/72 × 5 = 20/360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 720/360 > 20/360 or 30/15 > 4/72

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