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Compare 15/10 and 32/30

1st number: 1 5/10, 2nd number: 1 2/30

15/10 is greater than 32/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 30 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 3 = 30,
    15/10 = 15 × 3/10 × 3 = 45/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 1 = 30,
    32/30 = 32 × 1/30 × 1 = 32/30
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 45/30 > 32/30 or 15/10 > 32/30

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