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Compare 24/36 and 60/15

1st number: 24/36, 2nd number: 4 0/15

24/36 is smaller than 60/15

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 15 is 180

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,
    24/36 = 24 × 5/36 × 5 = 120/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 12 = 180,
    60/15 = 60 × 12/15 × 12 = 720/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 120/180 < 720/180 or 24/36 < 60/15

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