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Compare 4/48 and 14/30

4/48 is smaller than 14/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 30 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    4/48 = 4 × 5/48 × 5 = 20/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 8 = 240,
    14/30 = 14 × 8/30 × 8 = 112/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 20/240 < 112/240 or 4/48 < 14/30

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