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Compare 15/30 and 63/49

1st number: 15/30, 2nd number: 1 14/49

15/30 is smaller than 63/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 49 is 1470
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 49 = 1470,
    15/30 = 15 × 49/30 × 49 = 735/1470
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 30 = 1470,
    63/49 = 63 × 30/49 × 30 = 1890/1470
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 735/1470 < 1890/1470 or 15/30 < 63/49

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