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Compare 15/8 and 2/20

1st number: 1 7/8, 2nd number: 2/20

15/8 is greater than 2/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 20 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    15/8 = 15 × 5/8 × 5 = 75/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 2 = 40,
    2/20 = 2 × 2/20 × 2 = 4/40
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 75/40 > 4/40 or 15/8 > 2/20

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