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Compare 4/5 and 5/6

4/5 is smaller than 5/6

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,
    4/5 = 4 × 6/5 × 6 = 24/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    5/6 = 5 × 5/6 × 5 = 25/30
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 24/30 < 25/30 or 4/5 < 5/6

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