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Compare 7/98 and 10/36

7/98 is smaller than 10/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 98 and 36 is 1764
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 98 × 18 = 1764,
    7/98 = 7 × 18/98 × 18 = 126/1764
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 49 = 1764,
    10/36 = 10 × 49/36 × 49 = 490/1764
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 126/1764 < 490/1764 or 7/98 < 10/36

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