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Compare 1/5 and 1/50

1/5 is greater than 1/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 50 is 50
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 10 = 50,
    1/5 = 1 × 10/5 × 10 = 10/50
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 1 = 50,
    1/50 = 1 × 1/50 × 1 = 1/50
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 10/50 > 1/50 or 1/5 > 1/50

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