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Compare 14/28 and 28/16

1st number: 14/28, 2nd number: 1 12/16

14/28 is smaller than 28/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 16 is 112
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 4 = 112,
    14/28 = 14 × 4/28 × 4 = 56/112
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 7 = 112,
    28/16 = 28 × 7/16 × 7 = 196/112
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 56/112 < 196/112 or 14/28 < 28/16

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