minthia one year ago Insert <,> or = to make the sentence true - 1/3 - 2/5

1. DanJS

you can always put both dractions over the same denominator and simply compare the numerators...

2. minthia

huh?

3. DanJS

put both fractions over a common denominator, 15

4. minthia

1/5 and 1/3?

5. DanJS

$\frac{ -1 }{ 3 }*\frac{ 5 }{ 5 }= \frac{ -5 }{ 15 }$

6. DanJS

$\frac{ -2 }{ 5 }*\frac{ 3 }{ 3 } = \frac{ -6 }{ 15 }$

7. DanJS

since they are both divided by the same denominator, you can just compare the numerators with > < =

8. DanJS

It is better for more strange fractions that arent common

9. minthia

So the answer would be <

10. DanJS

no, the more negative , the less it is

11. minthia

Oh so >

12. DanJS

$\frac{ -5 }{ 15 }>\frac{ -6 }{ 15 }$

13. minthia

thank you

14. DanJS

welcome