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Compare 1/5 and 2/24

1/5 is greater than 2/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 24 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 24 = 120,
    1/5 = 1 × 24/5 × 24 = 24/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    2/24 = 2 × 5/24 × 5 = 10/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 24/120 > 10/120 or 1/5 > 2/24

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