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Compare 8/5 and 1/98

1st number: 1 3/5, 2nd number: 1/98

8/5 is greater than 1/98

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 98 is 490
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 98 = 490,
    8/5 = 8 × 98/5 × 98 = 784/490
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 98 × 5 = 490,
    1/98 = 1 × 5/98 × 5 = 5/490
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 784/490 > 5/490 or 8/5 > 1/98

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