A andreascott50 New member Joined Jul 6, 2007 Messages 9 Jul 6, 2007 #1 4/5>2/3 how do I show work that supports this conclusion? I' am no good with algebra. it's been 25yrs

4/5>2/3 how do I show work that supports this conclusion? I' am no good with algebra. it's been 25yrs

S Subhotosh Khan Super Moderator Staff member Joined Jun 18, 2007 Messages 18,147 Jul 6, 2007 #2 The LCD of 5 and 3 = 15 4/5 = (4*3)/(5*3) = 12/15 2/3 = (2*5)/(3*5) = 10/15 We know 12 > 10 (by definition) so 12/15 > 10/15 Or 4/5 > 2/3

The LCD of 5 and 3 = 15 4/5 = (4*3)/(5*3) = 12/15 2/3 = (2*5)/(3*5) = 10/15 We know 12 > 10 (by definition) so 12/15 > 10/15 Or 4/5 > 2/3

tkhunny Moderator Staff member Joined Apr 12, 2005 Messages 9,790 Jul 6, 2007 #3 andreascott50 said: 4/5>2/3 how do I show work that supports this conclusion? I' am no good with algebra. it's been 25yrs Click to expand... This is one of very few places in the study of mathematics where a decimal approximation (or exact decimal representation) may be superior to the nice, clean, fractional values shown above. It's just trivial like this: 0.800 > 0.666..

andreascott50 said: 4/5>2/3 how do I show work that supports this conclusion? I' am no good with algebra. it's been 25yrs Click to expand... This is one of very few places in the study of mathematics where a decimal approximation (or exact decimal representation) may be superior to the nice, clean, fractional values shown above. It's just trivial like this: 0.800 > 0.666..