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Compare 1/5 and 30/80

1/5 is smaller than 30/80

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 80 is 80

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 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 80 × 1 = 80,
    30/80 = 30 × 1/80 × 1 = 30/80
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 16/80 < 30/80 or 1/5 < 30/80

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