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Compare 45/30 and 21/49

1st number: 1 15/30, 2nd number: 21/49

45/30 is greater than 21/49

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,
    45/30 = 45 × 49/30 × 49 = 2205/1470
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 30 = 1470,
    21/49 = 21 × 30/49 × 30 = 630/1470
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2205/1470 > 630/1470 or 45/30 > 21/49

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