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Compare 6/98 and 1/5

6/98 is smaller than 1/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 98 and 5 is 490
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 98 × 5 = 490,
    6/98 = 6 × 5/98 × 5 = 30/490
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 98 = 490,
    1/5 = 1 × 98/5 × 98 = 98/490
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 30/490 < 98/490 or 6/98 < 1/5

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