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Compare 30/50 and 40/24

1st number: 30/50, 2nd number: 1 16/24

30/50 is smaller than 40/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 24 is 600

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 600
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 12 = 600,
    30/50 = 30 × 12/50 × 12 = 360/600
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 25 = 600,
    40/24 = 40 × 25/24 × 25 = 1000/600
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 360/600 < 1000/600 or 30/50 < 40/24

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