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Compare 8/3 and 1/8

1st number: 2 2/3, 2nd number: 1/8

8/3 is greater than 1/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 8 = 24,
    8/3 = 8 × 8/3 × 8 = 64/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    1/8 = 1 × 3/8 × 3 = 3/24
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 64/24 > 3/24 or 8/3 > 1/8

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