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Compare 15/24 and 48/7

1st number: 15/24, 2nd number: 6 6/7

15/24 is smaller than 48/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 7 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 7 × 24 = 168,
    48/7 = 48 × 24/7 × 24 = 1152/168
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 105/168 < 1152/168 or 15/24 < 48/7

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