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Compare 4/7 and 8/10

4/7 is smaller than 8/10

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,
    4/7 = 4 × 10/7 × 10 = 40/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 7 = 70,
    8/10 = 8 × 7/10 × 7 = 56/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 40/70 < 56/70 or 4/7 < 8/10

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