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Compare 1/8 and 8/30

1/8 is smaller than 8/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 30 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 15 = 120,
    1/8 = 1 × 15/8 × 15 = 15/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 4 = 120,
    8/30 = 8 × 4/30 × 4 = 32/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 15/120 < 32/120 or 1/8 < 8/30

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