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Compare 6/3 and 2/5

1st number: 2 0/3, 2nd number: 2/5

6/3 is greater than 2/5

Steps for comparing fractions

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

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