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Compare 7/3 and 2/30

1st number: 2 1/3, 2nd number: 2/30

7/3 is greater than 2/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 30 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 10 = 30,
    7/3 = 7 × 10/3 × 10 = 70/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 1 = 30,
    2/30 = 2 × 1/30 × 1 = 2/30
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 70/30 > 2/30 or 7/3 > 2/30

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