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Compare 15/12 and 7/49

1st number: 1 3/12, 2nd number: 7/49

15/12 is greater than 7/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 49 is 588
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 49 = 588,
    15/12 = 15 × 49/12 × 49 = 735/588
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 12 = 588,
    7/49 = 7 × 12/49 × 12 = 84/588
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 735/588 > 84/588 or 15/12 > 7/49

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