We need a common denominator to see the larger fraction here. 40 will do. Change the fractions by a form of one.

8***2**/8***5** = 16/40

5***2**/5***8** = 10/40

**So , 2/5 is greater than 2/8**

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We need a common denominator to see the larger fraction here. 40 will do. Change the fractions by a form of one.

8***2**/8***5** = 16/40

5***2**/5***8** = 10/40

**So , 2/5 is greater than 2/8**

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Any two fractions, A/B and C/D can be compared by computing the following: B*C and A*D

If BC < AD, ---> A/B > C/D

So compare 2/5 and 2/8

B*C = 5*2 = 10

A*D = 2*8 = 16

10 < 16, so 2/5 > 2/8

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