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Compare 5/4 and 7/8

1st number: 1 1/4, 2nd number: 7/8

5/4 is greater than 7/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 8 is 8
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 2 = 8,
    5/4 = 5 × 2/4 × 2 = 10/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    7/8 = 7 × 1/8 × 1 = 7/8
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 10/8 > 7/8 or 5/4 > 7/8

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