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Compare 5/4 and 2/5

1st number: 1 1/4, 2nd number: 2/5

5/4 is greater than 2/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 5 is 20
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 5 = 20,
    5/4 = 5 × 5/4 × 5 = 25/20
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 4 = 20,
    2/5 = 2 × 4/5 × 4 = 8/20
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 25/20 > 8/20 or 5/4 > 2/5

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