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Compare 1/5 and 1/6

1/5 is greater than 1/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 6 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 6 = 30,
    1/5 = 1 × 6/5 × 6 = 6/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    1/6 = 1 × 5/6 × 5 = 5/30
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 6/30 > 5/30 or 1/5 > 1/6

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