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Compare 15/8 and 24/70

1st number: 1 7/8, 2nd number: 24/70

15/8 is greater than 24/70

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 70 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 35 = 280,
    15/8 = 15 × 35/8 × 35 = 525/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 4 = 280,
    24/70 = 24 × 4/70 × 4 = 96/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 525/280 > 96/280 or 15/8 > 24/70

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