Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321825535
ISBN 13: 978-0-32182-553-7

Chapter 3 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions - 3.5 Order Relation and the Order of Operations - 3.5 Exercises: 18



Work Step by Step

We can rewrite $\frac{5}{6}=\frac{5\times4}{6\times4}=\frac{20}{24}$. $\frac{20}{24}$ is greater than $\frac{17}{24}$, because its numerator is greatest while both denominators are the same Therefore, $\frac{17}{24}\lt\frac{5}{6}$.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.