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Compare 32/30 and 54/49

1st number: 1 2/30, 2nd number: 1 5/49

32/30 is smaller than 54/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 49 is 1470
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 49 = 1470,
    32/30 = 32 × 49/30 × 49 = 1568/1470
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 30 = 1470,
    54/49 = 54 × 30/49 × 30 = 1620/1470
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1568/1470 < 1620/1470 or 32/30 < 54/49

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