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Compare 48/20 and 60/15

1st number: 2 8/20, 2nd number: 4 0/15

48/20 is smaller than 60/15

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 15 is 60

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 3 = 60,
    48/20 = 48 × 3/20 × 3 = 144/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 4 = 60,
    60/15 = 60 × 4/15 × 4 = 240/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 144/60 < 240/60 or 48/20 < 60/15

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