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Compare 24/84 and 60/15

1st number: 24/84, 2nd number: 4 0/15

24/84 is smaller than 60/15

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 15 is 420

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    24/84 = 24 × 5/84 × 5 = 120/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 28 = 420,
    60/15 = 60 × 28/15 × 28 = 1680/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 120/420 < 1680/420 or 24/84 < 60/15

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