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Compare 3/2 and 2/10

1st number: 1 1/2, 2nd number: 2/10

3/2 is greater than 2/10

Steps for comparing fractions

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

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