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Compare 18/8 and 80/56

1st number: 2 2/8, 2nd number: 1 24/56

18/8 is greater than 80/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 56 is 56

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    18/8 = 18 × 7/8 × 7 = 126/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    80/56 = 80 × 1/56 × 1 = 80/56
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 126/56 > 80/56 or 18/8 > 80/56

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