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Compare 1/8 and 2/9

1/8 is smaller than 2/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 9 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    1/8 = 1 × 9/8 × 9 = 9/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    2/9 = 2 × 8/9 × 8 = 16/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 9/72 < 16/72 or 1/8 < 2/9

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