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When you have your two fractions you multiply the denominators to get the common denominator. So you would do 3x5=15, 15 is the common denominator. Now you cross multiply. you do 3x2=6 then 5x1=5. Now you have 5 fifteenths and 6 fifteenths. 5 fifteenths belongs to 1 third and 6 fifteenths belongs to 2 fifths. So now you can see that 2 FIFTHS is BIGGER than 1 third.

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Or you could just convert the fractions into decimal form

and see which one is bigger.

1/3 = 0.3333

2/5 = 0.4 <=== This one is bigger than 0.3333.

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1/3 is smaller than 2/5. The easiest way to demonstrate this fact is to convert the fractions to those with common denominators. 1/3 = 5/15, and 2/5 = 6/15, so 2/5 is greater than 1/3.

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Six and one third is much bigger.

One third is greater than two fifths.

No, three fifths is larger because it is 3 parts out of 5, or 60 percent, while one fifth is only one part out of five, or 20 percent. Hope this helped. that answer i agree with, but I would still like to put my point of view out for the world to see too. anyways, no one fifths is not bigger than three fifths . because THREE fifths is bigger than ONE fifths, (because one is obviously bigger than three)

two fifths is equal to 40% one third is only 33.33% so 40% is always better!

yes bit is bigger because fifth fifths is one whole

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Two fifths is 40% and one third is ~33% :)

three fifths is bigger.

Six and one third is much bigger.

One third = 1/3 = 0.33333 Three Fifth = 3/5 = 0.6 Obviously Three Fifths is greater than One Third

it is bigger because i said so

One third is greater than two fifths.

Three fifths is bigger than one half. Two fifths is smaller than one half.

Nope... one half is bigger than two fifths.

It isn't. 1 third=5 fifteenths 1 fifth is 3 fifteenths so 2 fifths=6 fifteenths So 1/3 is less than 2/5 by 1/15

One third = 5/15One fifth = 3/15, so two fifths = 6/15.So one third is less than two fifths.

negative fourth fifths is less than negative one-third

One half is bigger then two fifths.