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Compare 7/14 and 30/49

7/14 is smaller than 30/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 49 is 98
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 7 = 98,
    7/14 = 7 × 7/14 × 7 = 49/98
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 2 = 98,
    30/49 = 30 × 2/49 × 2 = 60/98
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 49/98 < 60/98 or 7/14 < 30/49

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