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Compare 48/32 and 90/15

1st number: 1 16/32, 2nd number: 6 0/15

48/32 is smaller than 90/15

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 32 and 15 is 480

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 480
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 32 × 15 = 480,
    48/32 = 48 × 15/32 × 15 = 720/480
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 32 = 480,
    90/15 = 90 × 32/15 × 32 = 2880/480
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 720/480 < 2880/480 or 48/32 < 90/15

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