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Compare 7/98 and 5/7

7/98 is smaller than 5/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 98 and 7 is 98
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 98 × 1 = 98,
    7/98 = 7 × 1/98 × 1 = 7/98
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 14 = 98,
    5/7 = 5 × 14/7 × 14 = 70/98
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 7/98 < 70/98 or 7/98 < 5/7

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