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Make them equivalent fractions with the same denominator then compare the numerators:

2/5 = 2x3/5x3 = 6/15

1/3 = 1x5/3x5 = 5/15

Two fifths is larger than one third as two fifths is equivalent to six fifteenths whereas one third is only equivalent to five fifteenths which is smaller than six fifteenths.

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