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Compare 1/5 and 3/6

1/5 is smaller than 3/6

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,
    3/6 = 3 × 5/6 × 5 = 15/30
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 6/30 < 15/30 or 1/5 < 3/6

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