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Compare 1/15 and 2/12

1/15 is smaller than 2/12

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 12 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 4 = 60,
    1/15 = 1 × 4/15 × 4 = 4/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    2/12 = 2 × 5/12 × 5 = 10/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 4/60 < 10/60 or 1/15 < 2/12

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