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Compare 24/16 and 8/5

1st number: 1 8/16, 2nd number: 1 3/5

24/16 is smaller than 8/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 5 is 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    24/16 = 24 × 5/16 × 5 = 120/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 16 = 80,
    8/5 = 8 × 16/5 × 16 = 128/80
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 120/80 < 128/80 or 24/16 < 8/5

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