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Compare 5/24 and 20/30

5/24 is smaller than 20/30

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,
    5/24 = 5 × 5/24 × 5 = 25/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 4 = 120,
    20/30 = 20 × 4/30 × 4 = 80/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 25/120 < 80/120 or 5/24 < 20/30

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