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Compare 48/24 and 90/15

1st number: 2 0/24, 2nd number: 6 0/15

48/24 is smaller than 90/15

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 15 is 120

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    48/24 = 48 × 5/24 × 5 = 240/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 8 = 120,
    90/15 = 90 × 8/15 × 8 = 720/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 240/120 < 720/120 or 48/24 < 90/15

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