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Compare 2/15 and 8/7

1st number: 2/15, 2nd number: 1 1/7

2/15 is smaller than 8/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 7 is 105
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 7 = 105,
    2/15 = 2 × 7/15 × 7 = 14/105
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 15 = 105,
    8/7 = 8 × 15/7 × 15 = 120/105
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 14/105 < 120/105 or 2/15 < 8/7

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