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Compare 18/32 and 1/5

18/32 is greater than 1/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 32 and 5 is 160
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 32 × 5 = 160,
    18/32 = 18 × 5/32 × 5 = 90/160
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 32 = 160,
    1/5 = 1 × 32/5 × 32 = 32/160
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 90/160 > 32/160 or 18/32 > 1/5

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