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Compare 10/2 and 5/10

1st number: 5 0/2, 2nd number: 5/10

10/2 is greater than 5/10

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,
    10/2 = 10 × 5/2 × 5 = 50/10
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 1 = 10,
    5/10 = 5 × 1/10 × 1 = 5/10
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 50/10 > 5/10 or 10/2 > 5/10

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