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Compare 5/30 and 1/49

5/30 is greater than 1/49

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,
    5/30 = 5 × 49/30 × 49 = 245/1470
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 30 = 1470,
    1/49 = 1 × 30/49 × 30 = 30/1470
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 245/1470 > 30/1470 or 5/30 > 1/49

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