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Compare 7/6 and 98/30

1st number: 1 1/6, 2nd number: 3 8/30

7/6 is smaller than 98/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 30 is 30

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    7/6 = 7 × 5/6 × 5 = 35/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 1 = 30,
    98/30 = 98 × 1/30 × 1 = 98/30
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 35/30 < 98/30 or 7/6 < 98/30

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