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Compare 1/18 and 5/7

1/18 is smaller than 5/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 7 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 7 = 126,
    1/18 = 1 × 7/18 × 7 = 7/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 18 = 126,
    5/7 = 5 × 18/7 × 18 = 90/126
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 7/126 < 90/126 or 1/18 < 5/7

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