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Compare 9/8 and 9/30

1st number: 1 1/8, 2nd number: 9/30

9/8 is greater than 9/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 30 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 15 = 120,
    9/8 = 9 × 15/8 × 15 = 135/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 4 = 120,
    9/30 = 9 × 4/30 × 4 = 36/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 135/120 > 36/120 or 9/8 > 9/30

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