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Compare 1/7 and 4/10

1/7 is smaller than 4/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 10 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 10 = 70,
    1/7 = 1 × 10/7 × 10 = 10/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 7 = 70,
    4/10 = 4 × 7/10 × 7 = 28/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 10/70 < 28/70 or 1/7 < 4/10

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