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Compare 10/5 and 8/7

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

10/5 is greater than 8/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 7 is 35
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 7 = 35,
    10/5 = 10 × 7/5 × 7 = 70/35
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 5 = 35,
    8/7 = 8 × 5/7 × 5 = 40/35
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 70/35 > 40/35 or 10/5 > 8/7

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