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Compare 7/5 and 7/8

1st number: 1 2/5, 2nd number: 7/8

7/5 is greater than 7/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 8 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,
    7/5 = 7 × 8/5 × 8 = 56/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    7/8 = 7 × 5/8 × 5 = 35/40
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 56/40 > 35/40 or 7/5 > 7/8

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