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Compare 8/10 and 15/5

1st number: 8/10, 2nd number: 3 0/5

8/10 is smaller than 15/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 5 is 10
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 1 = 10,
    8/10 = 8 × 1/10 × 1 = 8/10
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 2 = 10,
    15/5 = 15 × 2/5 × 2 = 30/10
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 8/10 < 30/10 or 8/10 < 15/5

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