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Compare 15/4 and 1/98

1st number: 3 3/4, 2nd number: 1/98

15/4 is greater than 1/98

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 98 is 196
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 49 = 196,
    15/4 = 15 × 49/4 × 49 = 735/196
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 98 × 2 = 196,
    1/98 = 1 × 2/98 × 2 = 2/196
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 735/196 > 2/196 or 15/4 > 1/98

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