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Compare 80/12 and 40/5

1st number: 6 8/12, 2nd number: 8 0/5

80/12 is smaller than 40/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 5 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    80/12 = 80 × 5/12 × 5 = 400/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 12 = 60,
    40/5 = 40 × 12/5 × 12 = 480/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 400/60 < 480/60 or 80/12 < 40/5

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