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To find the value of a fraction, divide the numerator (top number) by the denominator (bottom number). 1/8 equals .125. 1/10 equals .1.

The bottom number (denominator) represents how many equal pieces something has been divided up into. For example 1/8 could refer to a cake cut into 8 equal pieces. Now imagine that same cake being cut into 10 equal pieces. the piece 1/10 th is going to be smaller than the piece from the cake cut into 8 pieces.

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Q: Why is one eighth greater than one tenth?
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