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Compare 15/60 and 21/49

15/60 is smaller than 21/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 49 is 2940
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 49 = 2940,
    15/60 = 15 × 49/60 × 49 = 735/2940
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 60 = 2940,
    21/49 = 21 × 60/49 × 60 = 1260/2940
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 735/2940 < 1260/2940 or 15/60 < 21/49

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