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Compare 54/84 and 90/30

1st number: 54/84, 2nd number: 3 0/30

54/84 is smaller than 90/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 30 is 420

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    54/84 = 54 × 5/84 × 5 = 270/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 14 = 420,
    90/30 = 90 × 14/30 × 14 = 1260/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 270/420 < 1260/420 or 54/84 < 90/30

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