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Compare 7/98 and 30/54

7/98 is smaller than 30/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 98 and 54 is 2646
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 98 × 27 = 2646,
    7/98 = 7 × 27/98 × 27 = 189/2646
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 49 = 2646,
    30/54 = 30 × 49/54 × 49 = 1470/2646
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 189/2646 < 1470/2646 or 7/98 < 30/54

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