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Compare 2/15 and 6/84

2/15 is greater than 6/84

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 84 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 28 = 420,
    2/15 = 2 × 28/15 × 28 = 56/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    6/84 = 6 × 5/84 × 5 = 30/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 56/420 > 30/420 or 2/15 > 6/84

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