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Compare 15/60 and 84/40

1st number: 15/60, 2nd number: 2 4/40

15/60 is smaller than 84/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 2 = 120,
    15/60 = 15 × 2/60 × 2 = 30/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    84/40 = 84 × 3/40 × 3 = 252/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 30/120 < 252/120 or 15/60 < 84/40

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