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Compare 60/16 and 30/15

1st number: 3 12/16, 2nd number: 2 0/15

60/16 is greater than 30/15

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 15 is 240

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 15 = 240,
    60/16 = 60 × 15/16 × 15 = 900/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 16 = 240,
    30/15 = 30 × 16/15 × 16 = 480/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 900/240 > 480/240 or 60/16 > 30/15

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