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Compare 72/8 and 24/10

1st number: 9 0/8, 2nd number: 2 4/10

72/8 is greater than 24/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 10 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    72/8 = 72 × 5/8 × 5 = 360/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 4 = 40,
    24/10 = 24 × 4/10 × 4 = 96/40
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 360/40 > 96/40 or 72/8 > 24/10

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