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Compare 18/16 and 3/15

1st number: 1 2/16, 2nd number: 3/15

18/16 is greater than 3/15

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 15 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 15 = 240,
    18/16 = 18 × 15/16 × 15 = 270/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 16 = 240,
    3/15 = 3 × 16/15 × 16 = 48/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 270/240 > 48/240 or 18/16 > 3/15

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