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Compare 50/30 and 2/16

1st number: 1 20/30, 2nd number: 2/16

50/30 is greater than 2/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 16 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 8 = 240,
    50/30 = 50 × 8/30 × 8 = 400/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 15 = 240,
    2/16 = 2 × 15/16 × 15 = 30/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 400/240 > 30/240 or 50/30 > 2/16

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