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Compare 1/5 and 2/16

1/5 is greater than 2/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 16 is 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 16 = 80,
    1/5 = 1 × 16/5 × 16 = 16/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    2/16 = 2 × 5/16 × 5 = 10/80
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 16/80 > 10/80 or 1/5 > 2/16

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