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 - Review Exercises - Page 256: 58



Work Step by Step

In order to tell which fraction is greater, we must first write both fractions as like fractions so that they have the same denominator. When they have the same denominator, the fraction with the greatest numerator will be greatest in value. $\frac{19}{132}=\frac{19\times5}{132\times5}=\frac{95}{660}$ $\frac{7}{55}=\frac{7\times12}{55\times12}=\frac{84}{660}$ $95\gt84$, so $\frac{19}{132}\gt\frac{7}{55}$
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