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Compare 2/5 and 12/54

2/5 is greater than 12/54

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,
    2/5 = 2 × 54/5 × 54 = 108/270
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 5 = 270,
    12/54 = 12 × 5/54 × 5 = 60/270
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 108/270 > 60/270 or 2/5 > 12/54

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