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Compare 15/8 and 48/35

1st number: 1 7/8, 2nd number: 1 13/35

15/8 is greater than 48/35

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 35 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 35 × 8 = 280,
    48/35 = 48 × 8/35 × 8 = 384/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 525/280 > 384/280 or 15/8 > 48/35

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