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# What is smaller two fifths or one third?

Updated: 9/25/2023

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8y ago

Expressed as a decimal fraction, 2/5 is equal to 0.4.
Expressed as a decimal fraction, 1/3 is equal to 0.3 recurring (that is, 0.3333...)

Therefore, 1/3 is smaller than 2/5.

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1/3 is smaller than 2/5

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

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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.