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Compare 5/4 and 8/7

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

5/4 is greater than 8/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 7 is 28
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 7 = 28,
    5/4 = 5 × 7/4 × 7 = 35/28
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 4 = 28,
    8/7 = 8 × 4/7 × 4 = 32/28
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 35/28 > 32/28 or 5/4 > 8/7

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