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Compare 7/28 and 15/7

1st number: 7/28, 2nd number: 2 1/7

7/28 is smaller than 15/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 7 is 28
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 1 = 28,
    7/28 = 7 × 1/28 × 1 = 7/28
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 4 = 28,
    15/7 = 15 × 4/7 × 4 = 60/28
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 7/28 < 60/28 or 7/28 < 15/7

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