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Compare 10/2 and 7/12

1st number: 5 0/2, 2nd number: 7/12

10/2 is greater than 7/12

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 6 = 12,
    10/2 = 10 × 6/2 × 6 = 60/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    7/12 = 7 × 1/12 × 1 = 7/12
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 60/12 > 7/12 or 10/2 > 7/12

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