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Compare 20/15 and 30/49

1st number: 1 5/15, 2nd number: 30/49

20/15 is greater than 30/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 49 is 735

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 735
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 49 = 735,
    20/15 = 20 × 49/15 × 49 = 980/735
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 15 = 735,
    30/49 = 30 × 15/49 × 15 = 450/735
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 980/735 > 450/735 or 20/15 > 30/49

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