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Compare 7/14 and 10/18

7/14 is smaller than 10/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 18 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 9 = 126,
    7/14 = 7 × 9/14 × 9 = 63/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 7 = 126,
    10/18 = 10 × 7/18 × 7 = 70/126
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 63/126 < 70/126 or 7/14 < 10/18

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