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Question from Oreste, a student:

Julian gather 3/5 of a bag of pecans Nikki filled 5/7 and Brian 5/9 who filled the most pecans.

Hello Oreste,

Make a common denominator for all the fractions, then compare the numerators. The fraction with the largest numerator belongs to the person with the most pecans.

Stephen La Rocque.>

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