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Compare 8/3 and 5/4

1st number: 2 2/3, 2nd number: 1 1/4

8/3 is greater than 5/4

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 4 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 4 = 12,
    8/3 = 8 × 4/3 × 4 = 32/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,
    5/4 = 5 × 3/4 × 3 = 15/12
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 32/12 > 15/12 or 8/3 > 5/4

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