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Compare 81/30 and 40/96

1st number: 2 21/30, 2nd number: 40/96

81/30 is greater than 40/96

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 96 is 480

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 480
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 16 = 480,
    81/30 = 81 × 16/30 × 16 = 1296/480
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 96 × 5 = 480,
    40/96 = 40 × 5/96 × 5 = 200/480
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1296/480 > 200/480 or 81/30 > 40/96

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