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Compare 1/15 and 14/6

1st number: 1/15, 2nd number: 2 2/6

1/15 is smaller than 14/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 6 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 2 = 30,
    1/15 = 1 × 2/15 × 2 = 2/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    14/6 = 14 × 5/6 × 5 = 70/30
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2/30 < 70/30 or 1/15 < 14/6

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