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Compare 4/8 and 1/20

4/8 is greater than 1/20

Steps for comparing fractions

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

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