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Compare 15/30 and 96/20

1st number: 15/30, 2nd number: 4 16/20

15/30 is smaller than 96/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 20 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 2 = 60,
    15/30 = 15 × 2/30 × 2 = 30/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 3 = 60,
    96/20 = 96 × 3/20 × 3 = 288/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 30/60 < 288/60 or 15/30 < 96/20

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