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Compare 2/20 and 7/8

2/20 is smaller than 7/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 8 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 2 = 40,
    2/20 = 2 × 2/20 × 2 = 4/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    7/8 = 7 × 5/8 × 5 = 35/40
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 4/40 < 35/40 or 2/20 < 7/8

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