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Compare 36/48 and 60/15

1st number: 36/48, 2nd number: 4 0/15

36/48 is smaller than 60/15

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 15 is 240

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    36/48 = 36 × 5/48 × 5 = 180/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 16 = 240,
    60/15 = 60 × 16/15 × 16 = 960/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/240 < 960/240 or 36/48 < 60/15

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