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Compare 6/8 and 81/10

1st number: 6/8, 2nd number: 8 1/10

6/8 is smaller than 81/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 10 is 40

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    6/8 = 6 × 5/8 × 5 = 30/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 4 = 40,
    81/10 = 81 × 4/10 × 4 = 324/40
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 30/40 < 324/40 or 6/8 < 81/10

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