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Compare 3/7 and 15/9

1st number: 3/7, 2nd number: 1 6/9

3/7 is smaller than 15/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 9 is 63
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 9 = 63,
    3/7 = 3 × 9/7 × 9 = 27/63
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 7 = 63,
    15/9 = 15 × 7/9 × 7 = 105/63
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 27/63 < 105/63 or 3/7 < 15/9

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