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Compare 1/15 and 10/7

1st number: 1/15, 2nd number: 1 3/7

1/15 is smaller than 10/7

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,
    1/15 = 1 × 7/15 × 7 = 7/105
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 15 = 105,
    10/7 = 10 × 15/7 × 15 = 150/105
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 7/105 < 150/105 or 1/15 < 10/7

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