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Compare 1/5 and 9/10

1/5 is smaller than 9/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 10 is 10
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 2 = 10,
    1/5 = 1 × 2/5 × 2 = 2/10
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 1 = 10,
    9/10 = 9 × 1/10 × 1 = 9/10
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2/10 < 9/10 or 1/5 < 9/10

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