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Compare 8/24 and 1/20

8/24 is greater than 1/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 20 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    8/24 = 8 × 5/24 × 5 = 40/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 6 = 120,
    1/20 = 1 × 6/20 × 6 = 6/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 40/120 > 6/120 or 8/24 > 1/20

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