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Compare 10/15 and 50/30

1st number: 10/15, 2nd number: 1 20/30

10/15 is smaller than 50/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 30 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 2 = 30,
    10/15 = 10 × 2/15 × 2 = 20/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 1 = 30,
    50/30 = 50 × 1/30 × 1 = 50/30
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 20/30 < 50/30 or 10/15 < 50/30

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