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Compare 5/8 and 7/10

5/8 is smaller than 7/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 10 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    5/8 = 5 × 5/8 × 5 = 25/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 4 = 40,
    7/10 = 7 × 4/10 × 4 = 28/40
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 25/40 < 28/40 or 5/8 < 7/10

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