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Compare 30/16 and 24/7

1st number: 1 14/16, 2nd number: 3 3/7

30/16 is smaller than 24/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 7 is 112
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 7 = 112,
    30/16 = 30 × 7/16 × 7 = 210/112
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 16 = 112,
    24/7 = 24 × 16/7 × 16 = 384/112
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 210/112 < 384/112 or 30/16 < 24/7

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