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Compare 24/8 and 40/15

1st number: 3 0/8, 2nd number: 2 10/15

24/8 is greater than 40/15

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 15 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 15 = 120,
    24/8 = 24 × 15/8 × 15 = 360/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 8 = 120,
    40/15 = 40 × 8/15 × 8 = 320/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 360/120 > 320/120 or 24/8 > 40/15

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