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Compare 8/20 and 54/7

1st number: 8/20, 2nd number: 7 5/7

8/20 is smaller than 54/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 7 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 7 = 140,
    8/20 = 8 × 7/20 × 7 = 56/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 20 = 140,
    54/7 = 54 × 20/7 × 20 = 1080/140
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 56/140 < 1080/140 or 8/20 < 54/7

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