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Compare 4/24 and 7/30

4/24 is smaller than 7/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 30 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    4/24 = 4 × 5/24 × 5 = 20/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 4 = 120,
    7/30 = 7 × 4/30 × 4 = 28/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 20/120 < 28/120 or 4/24 < 7/30

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