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Compare 8/10 and 18/14

1st number: 8/10, 2nd number: 1 4/14

8/10 is smaller than 18/14

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 14 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 7 = 70,
    8/10 = 8 × 7/10 × 7 = 56/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 5 = 70,
    18/14 = 18 × 5/14 × 5 = 90/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 56/70 < 90/70 or 8/10 < 18/14

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