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Compare 3/5 and 7/10

3/5 is smaller than 7/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 10 is 10
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 2 = 10,
    3/5 = 3 × 2/5 × 2 = 6/10
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 1 = 10,
    7/10 = 7 × 1/10 × 1 = 7/10
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 6/10 < 7/10 or 3/5 < 7/10

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