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Compare 1/35 and 28/56

1/35 is smaller than 28/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 56 is 280

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 8 = 280,
    1/35 = 1 × 8/35 × 8 = 8/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    28/56 = 28 × 5/56 × 5 = 140/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 8/280 < 140/280 or 1/35 < 28/56

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