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Compare 4/5 and 5/12

4/5 is greater than 5/12

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 12 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 12 = 60,
    4/5 = 4 × 12/5 × 12 = 48/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    5/12 = 5 × 5/12 × 5 = 25/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 48/60 > 25/60 or 4/5 > 5/12

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