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Compare 15/50 and 96/20

1st number: 15/50, 2nd number: 4 16/20

15/50 is smaller than 96/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 20 is 100
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 2 = 100,
    15/50 = 15 × 2/50 × 2 = 30/100
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 5 = 100,
    96/20 = 96 × 5/20 × 5 = 480/100
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 30/100 < 480/100 or 15/50 < 96/20

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