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Compare 8/2 and 15/8

1st number: 4 0/2, 2nd number: 1 7/8

8/2 is greater than 15/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 8 is 8
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 4 = 8,
    8/2 = 8 × 4/2 × 4 = 32/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    15/8 = 15 × 1/8 × 1 = 15/8
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 32/8 > 15/8 or 8/2 > 15/8

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