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Compare 1/2 and 1/8

1/2 is greater than 1/8

Steps for comparing fractions

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

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