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Compare 2/3 and 7/5

1st number: 2/3, 2nd number: 1 2/5

2/3 is smaller than 7/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 5 is 15
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 5 = 15,
    2/3 = 2 × 5/3 × 5 = 10/15
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 3 = 15,
    7/5 = 7 × 3/5 × 3 = 21/15
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 10/15 < 21/15 or 2/3 < 7/5

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