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Compare 1/20 and 8/54

1/20 is smaller than 8/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 54 is 540
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 27 = 540,
    1/20 = 1 × 27/20 × 27 = 27/540
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 10 = 540,
    8/54 = 8 × 10/54 × 10 = 80/540
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 27/540 < 80/540 or 1/20 < 8/54

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