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Compare 10/90 and 98/8

1st number: 10/90, 2nd number: 12 2/8

10/90 is smaller than 98/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 90 and 8 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 90 × 4 = 360,
    10/90 = 10 × 4/90 × 4 = 40/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 45 = 360,
    98/8 = 98 × 45/8 × 45 = 4410/360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 40/360 < 4410/360 or 10/90 < 98/8

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