Posted by **Kris** on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 7:44pm.

Of the two fractions 15/21 and 19/17 which is smaller?

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**mike**, Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 7:49pm
estimate 15/21 to 15/20 which reduces to 3/4 of a whole.

Now look at your second fraction, it is an improper fraction and reduces to 1 2/17. Since it is over one whole, and the other fraction is part of a whole, it is larger.

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