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Compare 30/60 and 20/30

30/60 is smaller than 20/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 30 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    30/60 = 30 × 1/60 × 1 = 30/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 2 = 60,
    20/30 = 20 × 2/30 × 2 = 40/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 30/60 < 40/60 or 30/60 < 20/30

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