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Compare 54/15 and 20/48

1st number: 3 9/15, 2nd number: 20/48

54/15 is greater than 20/48

Steps for comparing fractions

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

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 16 = 240,
    54/15 = 54 × 16/15 × 16 = 864/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    20/48 = 20 × 5/48 × 5 = 100/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 864/240 > 100/240 or 54/15 > 20/48

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