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Compare 3/15 and 8/30

3/15 is smaller than 8/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 30 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 2 = 30,
    3/15 = 3 × 2/15 × 2 = 6/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 1 = 30,
    8/30 = 8 × 1/30 × 1 = 8/30
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 6/30 < 8/30 or 3/15 < 8/30

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