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Compare 84/40 and 60/15

1st number: 2 4/40, 2nd number: 4 0/15

84/40 is smaller than 60/15

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,
    84/40 = 84 × 3/40 × 3 = 252/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 8 = 120,
    60/15 = 60 × 8/15 × 8 = 480/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 252/120 < 480/120 or 84/40 < 60/15

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