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Compare 72/12 and 30/15

1st number: 6 0/12, 2nd number: 2 0/15

72/12 is greater than 30/15

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 15 is 60

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    72/12 = 72 × 5/12 × 5 = 360/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 4 = 60,
    30/15 = 30 × 4/15 × 4 = 120/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 360/60 > 120/60 or 72/12 > 30/15

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