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Compare 4/15 and 1/7

4/15 is greater than 1/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 7 is 105
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 7 = 105,
    4/15 = 4 × 7/15 × 7 = 28/105
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 15 = 105,
    1/7 = 1 × 15/7 × 15 = 15/105
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 28/105 > 15/105 or 4/15 > 1/7

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