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Compare 18/16 and 1/5

1st number: 1 2/16, 2nd number: 1/5

18/16 is greater than 1/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 5 is 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    18/16 = 18 × 5/16 × 5 = 90/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 16 = 80,
    1/5 = 1 × 16/5 × 16 = 16/80
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 90/80 > 16/80 or 18/16 > 1/5

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