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Compare 15/4 and 48/20

1st number: 3 3/4, 2nd number: 2 8/20

15/4 is greater than 48/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 20 is 20

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 20
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 5 = 20,
    15/4 = 15 × 5/4 × 5 = 75/20
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 1 = 20,
    48/20 = 48 × 1/20 × 1 = 48/20
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 75/20 > 48/20 or 15/4 > 48/20

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