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Compare 24/80 and 8/5

1st number: 24/80, 2nd number: 1 3/5

24/80 is smaller than 8/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 80 and 5 is 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 80 × 1 = 80,
    24/80 = 24 × 1/80 × 1 = 24/80
  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. 24/80 < 128/80 or 24/80 < 8/5

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