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Compare 1/8 and 6/10

1/8 is smaller than 6/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 10 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    1/8 = 1 × 5/8 × 5 = 5/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 4 = 40,
    6/10 = 6 × 4/10 × 4 = 24/40
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 5/40 < 24/40 or 1/8 < 6/10

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