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1^{st} number: 1 7/8, 2^{nd} number: 1 4/20

158 is greater than 2420

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 8 and 20 is**40**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 40 - For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,

158 = 15 × 58 × 5 = 7540 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 2 = 40,

2420 = 24 × 220 × 2 = 4840 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 7540 > 4840 or 158 > 2420

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