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Compare 30/2 and 90/15

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

30/2 is greater than 90/15

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 15 is 30

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 15 = 30,
    30/2 = 30 × 15/2 × 15 = 450/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 2 = 30,
    90/15 = 90 × 2/15 × 2 = 180/30
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 450/30 > 180/30 or 30/2 > 90/15

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