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Compare 5/6 and 7/12

5/6 is greater than 7/12

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 2 = 12,
    5/6 = 5 × 2/6 × 2 = 10/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    7/12 = 7 × 1/12 × 1 = 7/12
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 10/12 > 7/12 or 5/6 > 7/12

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