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Which of the following is the correct order of the fractions <math>\frac{15}{11},\frac{19}{15},</math> and <math>\frac{17}{13},</math> from least to greatest? | Which of the following is the correct order of the fractions <math>\frac{15}{11},\frac{19}{15},</math> and <math>\frac{17}{13},</math> from least to greatest? | ||
<math>\textbf{(A) }\frac{15}{11}< \frac{17}{13}< \frac{19}{15} \qquad\textbf{(B) }\frac{15}{11}< \frac{19}{15}<\frac{17}{13} \qquad\textbf{(C) }\frac{17}{13}<\frac{19}{15}<\frac{15}{11} \qquad\textbf{(D) } \frac{19}{15}<\frac{15}{11}<\frac{17}{13} \qquad\textbf{(E) } \frac{19}{15}<\frac{17}{13}<\frac{15}{11}</math> | <math>\textbf{(A) }\frac{15}{11}< \frac{17}{13}< \frac{19}{15} \qquad\textbf{(B) }\frac{15}{11}< \frac{19}{15}<\frac{17}{13} \qquad\textbf{(C) }\frac{17}{13}<\frac{19}{15}<\frac{15}{11} \qquad\textbf{(D) } \frac{19}{15}<\frac{15}{11}<\frac{17}{13} \qquad\textbf{(E) } \frac{19}{15}<\frac{17}{13}<\frac{15}{11}</math> | ||
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Consider subtracting 1 from each of the fractions. Our new fractions would then be <math>\frac{4}{11}, \frac{4}{15}, and \frac{4}{13}</math>. Since <math>\frac{4}{15}<\frac{4}{13}<\frac{4}{11}</math>, it follows that the answer is <math>\boxed{\qquad\textbf{(E) }} \frac{19}{15}<\frac{17}{13}<\frac{15}{11}</math> | Consider subtracting 1 from each of the fractions. Our new fractions would then be <math>\frac{4}{11}, \frac{4}{15}, and \frac{4}{13}</math>. Since <math>\frac{4}{15}<\frac{4}{13}<\frac{4}{11}</math>, it follows that the answer is <math>\boxed{\qquad\textbf{(E) }} \frac{19}{15}<\frac{17}{13}<\frac{15}{11}</math> | ||
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Problem 3
Which of the following is the correct order of the fractions and from least to greatest?
Solution 1
Consider subtracting 1 from each of the fractions. Our new fractions would then be . Since , it follows that the answer is
See Also
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