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Compare 54/30 and 20/48

1st number: 1 24/30, 2nd number: 20/48

54/30 is greater than 20/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 48 is 240

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 8 = 240,
    54/30 = 54 × 8/30 × 8 = 432/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    20/48 = 20 × 5/48 × 5 = 100/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 432/240 > 100/240 or 54/30 > 20/48

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