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1^{st} number: 2 1/2, 2^{nd} number: 2/10

52 is greater than 210

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 2 and 10 is**10**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 10 - For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 5 = 10,

52 = 5 × 52 × 5 = 2510 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 1 = 10,

210 = 2 × 110 × 1 = 210 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 2510 > 210 or 52 > 210

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