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Compare 84/28 and 15/45

1st number: 3 0/28, 2nd number: 15/45

84/28 is greater than 15/45

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 45 is 1260

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1260
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 45 = 1260,
    84/28 = 84 × 45/28 × 45 = 3780/1260
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 28 = 1260,
    15/45 = 15 × 28/45 × 28 = 420/1260
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3780/1260 > 420/1260 or 84/28 > 15/45

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