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Compare 15/10 and 96/50

1st number: 1 5/10, 2nd number: 1 46/50

15/10 is smaller than 96/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 50 is 50
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 5 = 50,
    15/10 = 15 × 5/10 × 5 = 75/50
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 1 = 50,
    96/50 = 96 × 1/50 × 1 = 96/50
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 75/50 < 96/50 or 15/10 < 96/50

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