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Compare 15/28 and 48/10

1st number: 15/28, 2nd number: 4 8/10

15/28 is smaller than 48/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 10 is 140

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 5 = 140,
    15/28 = 15 × 5/28 × 5 = 75/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 14 = 140,
    48/10 = 48 × 14/10 × 14 = 672/140
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 75/140 < 672/140 or 15/28 < 48/10

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