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Compare 30/84 and 5/96

30/84 is greater than 5/96

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 96 is 672

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 672
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 8 = 672,
    30/84 = 30 × 8/84 × 8 = 240/672
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 96 × 7 = 672,
    5/96 = 5 × 7/96 × 7 = 35/672
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 240/672 > 35/672 or 30/84 > 5/96

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