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Compare 8/3 and 30/35

1st number: 2 2/3, 2nd number: 30/35

8/3 is greater than 30/35

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 35 is 105
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 35 = 105,
    8/3 = 8 × 35/3 × 35 = 280/105
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 3 = 105,
    30/35 = 30 × 3/35 × 3 = 90/105
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 280/105 > 90/105 or 8/3 > 30/35

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