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Compare 5/6 and 6/8

5/6 is greater than 6/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 4 = 24,
    5/6 = 5 × 4/6 × 4 = 20/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    6/8 = 6 × 3/8 × 3 = 18/24
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 20/24 > 18/24 or 5/6 > 6/8

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