John lives 9/10 of a mile from school and Tom lives 4/5 of a mile from school Who lives closer and by how much?

Dec 5, 2016

Tom lives closer to the school by $\frac{1}{10}$ of a mile

Explanation:

You can't compare fractions which have different denominators.

Convert both fractions to tenths.

John: $\frac{9}{10} \text{ }$ Tom: $\text{ } \frac{4}{5} = \frac{8}{10}$

Tom lives closer to the school.