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Compare 30/2 and 12/9

1st number: 15 0/2, 2nd number: 1 3/9

30/2 is greater than 12/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 9 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 9 = 18,
    30/2 = 30 × 9/2 × 9 = 270/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    12/9 = 12 × 2/9 × 2 = 24/18
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 270/18 > 24/18 or 30/2 > 12/9

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