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Compare 45/15 and 81/60

1st number: 3 0/15, 2nd number: 1 21/60

45/15 is greater than 81/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 60 is 60

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 4 = 60,
    45/15 = 45 × 4/15 × 4 = 180/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    81/60 = 81 × 1/60 × 1 = 81/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/60 > 81/60 or 45/15 > 81/60

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