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Compare 8/14 and 5/8

8/14 is smaller than 5/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 8 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 4 = 56,
    8/14 = 8 × 4/14 × 4 = 32/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    5/8 = 5 × 7/8 × 7 = 35/56
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 32/56 < 35/56 or 8/14 < 5/8

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