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Compare 7/98 and 10/18

7/98 is smaller than 10/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 98 and 18 is 882
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 98 × 9 = 882,
    7/98 = 7 × 9/98 × 9 = 63/882
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 49 = 882,
    10/18 = 10 × 49/18 × 49 = 490/882
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 63/882 < 490/882 or 7/98 < 10/18

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