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Compare 54/15 and 60/24

1st number: 3 9/15, 2nd number: 2 12/24

54/15 is greater than 60/24

Steps for comparing fractions

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

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 8 = 120,
    54/15 = 54 × 8/15 × 8 = 432/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    60/24 = 60 × 5/24 × 5 = 300/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 432/120 > 300/120 or 54/15 > 60/24

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