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Compare 5/15 and 2/7

5/15 is greater than 2/7

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,
    5/15 = 5 × 7/15 × 7 = 35/105
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 15 = 105,
    2/7 = 2 × 15/7 × 15 = 30/105
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 35/105 > 30/105 or 5/15 > 2/7

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