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Compare 15/24 and 24/42

15/24 is greater than 24/42

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 42 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 7 = 168,
    15/24 = 15 × 7/24 × 7 = 105/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,
    24/42 = 24 × 4/42 × 4 = 96/168
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 105/168 > 96/168 or 15/24 > 24/42

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