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Compare 30/15 and 63/10

1st number: 2 0/15, 2nd number: 6 3/10

30/15 is smaller than 63/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 10 is 30

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 2 = 30,
    30/15 = 30 × 2/15 × 2 = 60/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 3 = 30,
    63/10 = 63 × 3/10 × 3 = 189/30
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 60/30 < 189/30 or 30/15 < 63/10

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