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Compare 3/4 and 10/8

1st number: 3/4, 2nd number: 1 2/8

3/4 is smaller than 10/8

Steps for comparing fractions

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

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