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Compare 1/15 and 6/7

1/15 is smaller than 6/7

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,
    6/7 = 6 × 15/7 × 15 = 90/105
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 7/105 < 90/105 or 1/15 < 6/7

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