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Compare 30/2 and 42/49

1st number: 15 0/2, 2nd number: 42/49

30/2 is greater than 42/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 49 is 98
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 49 = 98,
    30/2 = 30 × 49/2 × 49 = 1470/98
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 2 = 98,
    42/49 = 42 × 2/49 × 2 = 84/98
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1470/98 > 84/98 or 30/2 > 42/49

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