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Compare 15/28 and 8/7

1st number: 15/28, 2nd number: 1 1/7

15/28 is smaller than 8/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 7 is 28
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 1 = 28,
    15/28 = 15 × 1/28 × 1 = 15/28
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 4 = 28,
    8/7 = 8 × 4/7 × 4 = 32/28
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 15/28 < 32/28 or 15/28 < 8/7

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