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Compare 15/30 and 96/10

1st number: 15/30, 2nd number: 9 6/10

15/30 is smaller than 96/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 10 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 1 = 30,
    15/30 = 15 × 1/30 × 1 = 15/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 3 = 30,
    96/10 = 96 × 3/10 × 3 = 288/30
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 15/30 < 288/30 or 15/30 < 96/10

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