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Compare 4/5 and 15/8

1st number: 4/5, 2nd number: 1 7/8

4/5 is smaller than 15/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 8 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,
    4/5 = 4 × 8/5 × 8 = 32/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    15/8 = 15 × 5/8 × 5 = 75/40
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 32/40 < 75/40 or 4/5 < 15/8

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