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Compare 4/15 and 10/5

1st number: 4/15, 2nd number: 2 0/5

4/15 is smaller than 10/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 5 is 15
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 1 = 15,
    4/15 = 4 × 1/15 × 1 = 4/15
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 3 = 15,
    10/5 = 10 × 3/5 × 3 = 30/15
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 4/15 < 30/15 or 4/15 < 10/5

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