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Which sign makes the statement true?
52 $latex \quad\fbox{?}$ 12 × 5

• A

>

• B

<

• C

=

The correct answer is "<".

Solution:

We simplify the right side.
12 × 5 = 60
So, we have:
52 ? 12 × 5
52 ? 60
Now, 52 is less than 60.
So, the ‘<’ sign makes the statement true.

That is, 52 < 60.