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<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> | ||
− | ==Solution== | + | ==Solution 1== |
Consider subtracting 1 from each of the fractions. Our new fractions would then be <math>\frac{4}{11}, \frac{4}{15},</math> and <math>\frac{4}{13}</math>. Since <math>\frac{4}{15}<\frac{4}{13}<\frac{4}{11}</math>, it follows that the answer is <math>\boxed{\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},</math> and <math>\frac{4}{13}</math>. Since <math>\frac{4}{15}<\frac{4}{13}<\frac{4}{11}</math>, it follows that the answer is <math>\boxed{\textbf{(E)}\frac{19}{15}<\frac{17}{13}<\frac{15}{11}}</math> | ||
-will3145 | -will3145 | ||
+ | ==Solution 2== | ||
+ | You could change everything to a common denominator, which eventually gives us an answer of <math>\boxed{\textbf{(E)}\frac{19}{15}<\frac{17}{13}<\frac{15}{11}}</math>. | ||
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==See Also== | ==See Also== | ||
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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 and . Since , it follows that the answer is
-will3145
Solution 2
You could change everything to a common denominator, which eventually gives us an answer of .
-xMidnightFirex
See Also
2019 AMC 8 (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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