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Compare 6/15 and 9/7

1st number: 6/15, 2nd number: 1 2/7

6/15 is smaller than 9/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 7 is 105
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 7 = 105,
    6/15 = 6 × 7/15 × 7 = 42/105
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 15 = 105,
    9/7 = 9 × 15/7 × 15 = 135/105
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 42/105 < 135/105 or 6/15 < 9/7

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