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Compare 2/15 and 1/4

2/15 is smaller than 1/4

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 4 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 4 = 60,
    2/15 = 2 × 4/15 × 4 = 8/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 15 = 60,
    1/4 = 1 × 15/4 × 15 = 15/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 8/60 < 15/60 or 2/15 < 1/4

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