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Compare 15/8 and 3/49

1st number: 1 7/8, 2nd number: 3/49

15/8 is greater than 3/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 49 is 392
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 49 = 392,
    15/8 = 15 × 49/8 × 49 = 735/392
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 8 = 392,
    3/49 = 3 × 8/49 × 8 = 24/392
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 735/392 > 24/392 or 15/8 > 3/49

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