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Compare 10/5 and 10/54

1st number: 2 0/5, 2nd number: 10/54

10/5 is greater than 10/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 54 is 270
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 54 = 270,
    10/5 = 10 × 54/5 × 54 = 540/270
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 5 = 270,
    10/54 = 10 × 5/54 × 5 = 50/270
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 540/270 > 50/270 or 10/5 > 10/54

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