ila read 25 pages of a book containind 100 pages.lalita read 2 by 5 of the same book.who read less?

Asked by Jayaseelan | 8th Oct, 2015, 07:52: PM

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G i v e n space t h a t comma space I l a space r e a d space 25 space p a g e s space o f space a space b o o k space h a v i n g space 100 space p a g e s. T h u s comma space I l a space c o v e r e d equals 25 over 100 space o f space t h e space b o o k. L a l i t a space c o v e r e d equals 2 over 5 space o f space t h e space s a m e space b o o k. L e t space u s space c o m p a r e space t h e space f r a c t i o n s space 25 over 100 space a n d space 2 over 5 D e n o m i n a t o r space o f space t h e space f i r s t space f r a c t i o n space i s space 100. L e t space u s space c o n v e r t space b o t h space t h e space f r a c t i o n s space i n space e q u i v a l e n t space f o r m. C o n s i d e r space t h e space s e c o n d space f r a c t i o n space 2 over 5 W e space k n o w space t h a t space 5 cross times 20 equals 100. T h u s comma space M u l t i o p l y space t h e space n u m e r a t o r space a n d space t h e space d e n o m i n a t o r space b y space 20 space t o space m a k e space t h e space d e n o m i n a t o r space 100. T h u s space t h e space s e c o n d space f r a c t i o n space b e c o m e s equals 2 over 5 equals fraction numerator 2 cross times 20 over denominator 5 cross times 20 end fraction equals 40 over 100 N o w space t h e space t w o space f r a c t i o n s space a r e space 25 over 100 space a n d space 40 over 100. S i n c e space 25 less than 40 comma space w e space h a v e space 25 over 100 less than 40 over 100 T h e r e f o r e space I l a space c o v e r e d space l e s s space p a g e s space o f space t h e space b o o k.

Answered by Vimala Ramamurthy | 9th Oct, 2015, 10:56: AM