Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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

Chapters 1-3 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions - Cumulative Review - Page 262: 33


$\frac{17}{20} \gt \frac{3}{4}$

Work Step by Step

$\frac{17}{20}$ _ $\frac{3}{4}$ To compare two fractions we need to have common denominator. = $\frac{17}{20}$ and $\frac{3\times5}{4\times5}$ (LCM of 4 & 20 is 20) = $\frac{17}{20}$ and $\frac{15}{20}$ = $\frac{17}{20} \gt \frac{15}{20}$ (As 17 $\gt$ 15) i.e. $\frac{17}{20} \gt \frac{3}{4}$
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