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Compare 15/72 and 24/14

1st number: 15/72, 2nd number: 1 10/14

15/72 is smaller than 24/14

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 14 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 7 = 504,
    15/72 = 15 × 7/72 × 7 = 105/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 36 = 504,
    24/14 = 24 × 36/14 × 36 = 864/504
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 105/504 < 864/504 or 15/72 < 24/14

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