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Compare 15/20 and 32/10

1st number: 15/20, 2nd number: 3 2/10

15/20 is smaller than 32/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 10 is 20
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 1 = 20,
    15/20 = 15 × 1/20 × 1 = 15/20
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 2 = 20,
    32/10 = 32 × 2/10 × 2 = 64/20
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 15/20 < 64/20 or 15/20 < 32/10

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