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Compare 10/5 and 2/6

1st number: 2 0/5, 2nd number: 2/6

10/5 is greater than 2/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 6 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 6 = 30,
    10/5 = 10 × 6/5 × 6 = 60/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    2/6 = 2 × 5/6 × 5 = 10/30
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 60/30 > 10/30 or 10/5 > 2/6

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