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Compare 7/98 and 50/30

1st number: 7/98, 2nd number: 1 20/30

7/98 is smaller than 50/30

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  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 98 and 30 is 1470
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 98 × 15 = 1470,
    7/98 = 7 × 15/98 × 15 = 105/1470
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 49 = 1470,
    50/30 = 50 × 49/30 × 49 = 2450/1470
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 105/1470 < 2450/1470 or 7/98 < 50/30

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