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Compare 10/4 and 10/5

1st number: 2 2/4, 2nd number: 2 0/5

10/4 is greater than 10/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 5 is 20
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 5 = 20,
    10/4 = 10 × 5/4 × 5 = 50/20
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 4 = 20,
    10/5 = 10 × 4/5 × 4 = 40/20
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 50/20 > 40/20 or 10/4 > 10/5

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