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Compare 16/4 and 8/15

1st number: 4 0/4, 2nd number: 8/15

16/4 is greater than 8/15

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 15 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 15 = 60,
    16/4 = 16 × 15/4 × 15 = 240/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 4 = 60,
    8/15 = 8 × 4/15 × 4 = 32/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 240/60 > 32/60 or 16/4 > 8/15

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