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Compare 1/12 and 4/8

1/12 is smaller than 4/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 2 = 24,
    1/12 = 1 × 2/12 × 2 = 2/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    4/8 = 4 × 3/8 × 3 = 12/24
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2/24 < 12/24 or 1/12 < 4/8

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