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Compare 15/8 and 48/14

1st number: 1 7/8, 2nd number: 3 6/14

15/8 is smaller than 48/14

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 14 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    15/8 = 15 × 7/8 × 7 = 105/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 4 = 56,
    48/14 = 48 × 4/14 × 4 = 192/56
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 105/56 < 192/56 or 15/8 < 48/14

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