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Compare 2/10 and 8/7

1st number: 2/10, 2nd number: 1 1/7

2/10 is smaller than 8/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 7 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 7 = 70,
    2/10 = 2 × 7/10 × 7 = 14/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 10 = 70,
    8/7 = 8 × 10/7 × 10 = 80/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 14/70 < 80/70 or 2/10 < 8/7

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