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Compare 30/8 and 24/14

1st number: 3 6/8, 2nd number: 1 10/14

30/8 is greater than 24/14

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 14 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    30/8 = 30 × 7/8 × 7 = 210/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 4 = 56,
    24/14 = 24 × 4/14 × 4 = 96/56
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 210/56 > 96/56 or 30/8 > 24/14

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