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Compare 8/2 and 5/16

1st number: 4 0/2, 2nd number: 5/16

8/2 is greater than 5/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 16 is 16
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 8 = 16,
    8/2 = 8 × 8/2 × 8 = 64/16
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 1 = 16,
    5/16 = 5 × 1/16 × 1 = 5/16
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 64/16 > 5/16 or 8/2 > 5/16

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