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Compare 1/4 and 28/8

1st number: 1/4, 2nd number: 3 4/8

1/4 is smaller than 28/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 8 is 8
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 2 = 8,
    1/4 = 1 × 2/4 × 2 = 2/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    28/8 = 28 × 1/8 × 1 = 28/8
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2/8 < 28/8 or 1/4 < 28/8

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