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Compare 60/40 and 30/15

1st number: 1 20/40, 2nd number: 2 0/15

60/40 is smaller than 30/15

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 15 is 120

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    60/40 = 60 × 3/40 × 3 = 180/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 8 = 120,
    30/15 = 30 × 8/15 × 8 = 240/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/120 < 240/120 or 60/40 < 30/15

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