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Compare 10/2 and 7/20

1st number: 5 0/2, 2nd number: 7/20

10/2 is greater than 7/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 20 is 20
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 10 = 20,
    10/2 = 10 × 10/2 × 10 = 100/20
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 1 = 20,
    7/20 = 7 × 1/20 × 1 = 7/20
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 100/20 > 7/20 or 10/2 > 7/20

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