Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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Chapter 3 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions - 3.5 Order Relation and the Order of Operations - 3.5 Exercises: 15

Answer

$\frac{5}{6}\lt\frac{11}{12}$

Work Step by Step

We can rewrite $\frac{5}{6}=\frac{5\times2}{6\times2}=\frac{10}{12}$. $\frac{11}{12}$ is greater than $\frac{10}{12}$, because its numerator is greatest while both denominators are the same Therefore, $\frac{5}{6}\lt\frac{11}{12}$.
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