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Compare 15/4 and 42/60

1st number: 3 3/4, 2nd number: 42/60

15/4 is greater than 42/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 60 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 15 = 60,
    15/4 = 15 × 15/4 × 15 = 225/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    42/60 = 42 × 1/60 × 1 = 42/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 225/60 > 42/60 or 15/4 > 42/60

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