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Compare 54/15 and 80/16

1st number: 3 9/15, 2nd number: 5 0/16

54/15 is smaller than 80/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 16 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 16 × 15 = 240,
    80/16 = 80 × 15/16 × 15 = 1200/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 864/240 < 1200/240 or 54/15 < 80/16

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