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Compare 54/6 and 1/5

1st number: 9 0/6, 2nd number: 1/5

54/6 is greater than 1/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 5 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    54/6 = 54 × 5/6 × 5 = 270/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 6 = 30,
    1/5 = 1 × 6/5 × 6 = 6/30
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 270/30 > 6/30 or 54/6 > 1/5

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