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Compare 5/12 and 12/30

5/12 is greater than 12/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 30 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    5/12 = 5 × 5/12 × 5 = 25/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 2 = 60,
    12/30 = 12 × 2/30 × 2 = 24/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 25/60 > 24/60 or 5/12 > 12/30

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