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Compare 18/28 and 1/5

18/28 is greater than 1/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 5 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 5 = 140,
    18/28 = 18 × 5/28 × 5 = 90/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 28 = 140,
    1/5 = 1 × 28/5 × 28 = 28/140
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 90/140 > 28/140 or 18/28 > 1/5

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