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Compare 30/84 and 70/48

1st number: 30/84, 2nd number: 1 22/48

30/84 is smaller than 70/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 48 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 48 × 7 = 336,
    70/48 = 70 × 7/48 × 7 = 490/336
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 120/336 < 490/336 or 30/84 < 70/48

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