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Compare 5/15 and 7/6

1st number: 5/15, 2nd number: 1 1/6

5/15 is smaller than 7/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 6 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 2 = 30,
    5/15 = 5 × 2/15 × 2 = 10/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    7/6 = 7 × 5/6 × 5 = 35/30
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 10/30 < 35/30 or 5/15 < 7/6

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