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Compare 1/8 and 3/7

1/8 is smaller than 3/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 7 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    1/8 = 1 × 7/8 × 7 = 7/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,
    3/7 = 3 × 8/7 × 8 = 24/56
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 7/56 < 24/56 or 1/8 < 3/7

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