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Compare 18/8 and 7/5

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

18/8 is greater than 7/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 5 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    18/8 = 18 × 5/8 × 5 = 90/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,
    7/5 = 7 × 8/5 × 8 = 56/40
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 90/40 > 56/40 or 18/8 > 7/5

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