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Compare 48/12 and 30/90

1st number: 4 0/12, 2nd number: 30/90

48/12 is greater than 30/90

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 90 is 180

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 15 = 180,
    48/12 = 48 × 15/12 × 15 = 720/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 90 × 2 = 180,
    30/90 = 30 × 2/90 × 2 = 60/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 720/180 > 60/180 or 48/12 > 30/90

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