Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134467795
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-779-5

Chapter 3 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions - 3.5 Order Relation and the Order of Operations - 3.5 Exercises - Page 243: 17



Work Step by Step

We can rewrite $\frac{5}{12}=\frac{5\times2}{12\times2}=\frac{10}{24}$ and $\frac{3}{8}=\frac{3\times3}{8\times3}=\frac{9}{24}$. $\frac{10}{24}$ is greater than $\frac{9}{24}$, because its numerator is greatest while both denominators are the same Therefore, $\frac{5}{12}\gt\frac{3}{8}$.
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