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Compare 9/8 and 12/10

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

9/8 is smaller than 12/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 10 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    9/8 = 9 × 5/8 × 5 = 45/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 4 = 40,
    12/10 = 12 × 4/10 × 4 = 48/40
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 45/40 < 48/40 or 9/8 < 12/10

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