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Compare 15/4 and 84/20

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

15/4 is smaller than 84/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 20 is 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,
    84/20 = 84 × 1/20 × 1 = 84/20
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 75/20 < 84/20 or 15/4 < 84/20

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