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Compare 8/2 and 2/4

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

8/2 is greater than 2/4

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 4 is 4
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 2 = 4,
    8/2 = 8 × 2/2 × 2 = 16/4
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 1 = 4,
    2/4 = 2 × 1/4 × 1 = 2/4
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 16/4 > 2/4 or 8/2 > 2/4

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