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Compare 14/8 and 21/15

1st number: 1 6/8, 2nd number: 1 6/15

14/8 is greater than 21/15

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 15 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 15 = 120,
    14/8 = 14 × 15/8 × 15 = 210/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 8 = 120,
    21/15 = 21 × 8/15 × 8 = 168/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 210/120 > 168/120 or 14/8 > 21/15

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