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Compare 30/84 and 14/16

30/84 is smaller than 14/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 16 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 4 = 336,
    30/84 = 30 × 4/84 × 4 = 120/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 21 = 336,
    14/16 = 14 × 21/16 × 21 = 294/336
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 120/336 < 294/336 or 30/84 < 14/16

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