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Compare 4/15 and 50/35

1st number: 4/15, 2nd number: 1 15/35

4/15 is smaller than 50/35

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 35 is 105
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 7 = 105,
    4/15 = 4 × 7/15 × 7 = 28/105
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 3 = 105,
    50/35 = 50 × 3/35 × 3 = 150/105
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 28/105 < 150/105 or 4/15 < 50/35

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