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Compare 1/10 and 2/8

1/10 is smaller than 2/8

Steps for comparing fractions

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

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