Emma's garden is 1/5 beans 1/8 peas and 1/2 corn the rest is planted with flowers what fraction is Emma's garden planted with vegetables?are there more flowers or peas in Emma's garden?

1. Find the lowest common multiple (LCM) for the denominators of the fractions of vegetables.

1/5 beans, 1/8 peas, 1/2 corn; the least common multiple (LCM) of 5, 8 and 2 is 40.

40 then, is the common denominator for each crop.

2. Now, multiply each numerator (1, 1 and 1) by whatever number you must multiply each fraction's original denominator by to get the common denominator of 40.

5 (beans denominator) times 8 = 40, so the product of 1 (beans numerator) times 8 becomes the new numerator (8). The new beans fraction, then, is 8/40.

8 (peas denominator) times 5 = 40, so the product of 1 (peas numerator) times 5 becomes the new numerator (5). The new peas fraction then, is 5/40.

2 (corn denominator) times 20 = 40, so the product of 1 (corn numerator) times 20 becomes the new numerator (20). The new corn fraction, then, is 20/40.

3. Add the three new fractions: 8/40 + 5/40 + 20/40 = 33/40.

4. The total fraction of vegetables is 33/40.

5. If the total fraction of vegetables is 33/40, then the fraction of flowers would be 7/40, since the whole garden would be 40/40 of crops (33/40 + 7/40 = 40/40).

6. Knowing now that the flowers make up 7/40 of the garden, and knowing from step 2 that the peas make up 5/40 of the garden, we know that there are more flowers than peas (7/40 > 5/40).

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