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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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What fraction is third of three fifths?

(1/3) of (3/5) = 1/5

Which fraction is larger one third or two fifths?

1/3 is the same as 5/15 by multiplying the numerator and the denominator by 5 2/5 is the same as 6/15 by multiplying the numerator and the denominator by 3 6/15 is larger than 5/15 so 2/5 is larger than 1/3. 2/5 is larger than 1/3.

How can you write 7 fifths as an inproper fraction and as a mixed number?

Seven fifths is written as an improper fraction- one where the numerator is larger than the denominator- as 7/5. It is written as a mixed number- a number with an integer and a fraction- as 1 and 2/5.

How do you change fraction into a mixed fraction?

let say for example you have 7 fifths. There are 5 fifths in a whole. You still have two fifths remaining and therefore the fraction becomes 1 and 2 fifths (1 2/5).

What is 1 and 4 fifths divided by 1 third?

1 and 4 fifths divided by 1 third = 52/5

What is 5 fifths as a fraction?

It is 1.

What is 68 as a fraction?

six and four fifths, or thirty four fifths for top heavy fraction

What is another answer for the fraction 1 and fifths?

It is 1.2

What fraction is equivalent to six fifths?

Six fifths is a fraction and is equal to six fifths. Also, (6k/5k) is equal to six fifths for any k not equal to 0.

Which is larger 2 fifths or 3 fifths?

Three fifths is larger than two fifths. In fractions, if the bottom numbers (denominators) are the same, then the fraction with the larger top number (numerator) is larger. Look at it another way. Lets say there is one cake, and we cut the cake into 5 equal pieces. So each piece is 1/5. Now if you were very hungry, would you rather have two slices (2/5) or three (3/5)?

What is 5 and 1 third divided by 2 and 2 fifths?

5 and 1 third divided by 2 and 2 fifths = 22/9

What is 11 fifteenths minus 2 fifths?

Expressed as a proper fraction in its simplest form, 11/15 - 2/5 = 1/3 or one third.