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Compare 36/96 and 98/30

1st number: 36/96, 2nd number: 3 8/30

36/96 is smaller than 98/30

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  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 96 and 30 is 480
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 96 × 5 = 480,
    36/96 = 36 × 5/96 × 5 = 180/480
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 16 = 480,
    98/30 = 98 × 16/30 × 16 = 1568/480
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/480 < 1568/480 or 36/96 < 98/30

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