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Compare 15/48 and 24/14

1st number: 15/48, 2nd number: 1 10/14

15/48 is smaller than 24/14

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 14 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 7 = 336,
    15/48 = 15 × 7/48 × 7 = 105/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 24 = 336,
    24/14 = 24 × 24/14 × 24 = 576/336
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 105/336 < 576/336 or 15/48 < 24/14

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