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===Problem 3===
 
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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===Solution 1===
 
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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==See Also==
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{{AMC8 box|year=2019|num-b=2|num-a=4}}
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Revision as of 12:27, 20 November 2019

Problem 3

Which of the following is the correct order of the fractions $\frac{15}{11},\frac{19}{15},$ and $\frac{17}{13},$ from least to greatest?

$\textbf{(A) }\frac{15}{11}< \frac{17}{13}< \frac{19}{15}  \qquad\textbf{(B) }\frac{15}{11}< \frac{19}{15}<\frac{17}{13}    \qquad\textbf{(C) }\frac{17}{13}<\frac{19}{15}<\frac{15}{11}    \qquad\textbf{(D) } \frac{19}{15}<\frac{15}{11}<\frac{17}{13}   \qquad\textbf{(E) }   \frac{19}{15}<\frac{17}{13}<\frac{15}{11}$

Solution 1

Consider subtracting 1 from each of the fractions. Our new fractions would then be $\frac{4}{11}, \frac{4}{15}, and \frac{4}{13}$. Since $\frac{4}{15}<\frac{4}{13}<\frac{4}{11}$, it follows that the answer is $\boxed{\qquad\textbf{(E) }}   \frac{19}{15}<\frac{17}{13}<\frac{15}{11}$


See Also

2019 AMC 8 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 4
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