# -1/2 is ______ than 1/5.

**Solution:**

Given the numbers are -1/2 and 1/5

We have to compare the two numbers.

Taking LCM,

LCM = 5 × 2 = 10.

-1/2 × 5/5 = -5/10

1/5 × 2/2 = 2/10

-5/10 < 2/10.

-1/2 < 1/5.

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

**✦ Try This: **-1/3 is ______ than 1/5.

Given the numbers are -1/3 and 1/5

We have to compare the two numbers.

Taking LCM,

LCM = 5 × 3 = 15

-1/3 × 5/5 = -5/15

1/5 × 3/3 = 3/15

-5/15 < 3/15

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

**☛ Also Check: **NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Maths Chapter 9

**NCERT Exemplar Class 7 Maths Chapter 8 Problem 19**

## -1/2 is ______ than 1/5.

**Summary:**

-1/2 is smaller than 1/5

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