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Compare 30/50 and 14/20

30/50 is smaller than 14/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 20 is 100
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 2 = 100,
    30/50 = 30 × 2/50 × 2 = 60/100
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 5 = 100,
    14/20 = 14 × 5/20 × 5 = 70/100
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 60/100 < 70/100 or 30/50 < 14/20

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