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Compare 15/16 and 24/14

1st number: 15/16, 2nd number: 1 10/14

15/16 is smaller than 24/14

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 14 is 112
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 7 = 112,
    15/16 = 15 × 7/16 × 7 = 105/112
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 8 = 112,
    24/14 = 24 × 8/14 × 8 = 192/112
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 105/112 < 192/112 or 15/16 < 24/14

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