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Compare 30/2 and 14/18

1st number: 15 0/2, 2nd number: 14/18

30/2 is greater than 14/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 18 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 18 × 1 = 18,
    14/18 = 14 × 1/18 × 1 = 14/18
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 270/18 > 14/18 or 30/2 > 14/18

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