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Compare 5/2 and 9/5

1st number: 2 1/2, 2nd number: 1 4/5

5/2 is greater than 9/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 5 is 10
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 5 = 10,
    5/2 = 5 × 5/2 × 5 = 25/10
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 2 = 10,
    9/5 = 9 × 2/5 × 2 = 18/10
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 25/10 > 18/10 or 5/2 > 9/5

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