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Compare 2/28 and 24/5

1st number: 2/28, 2nd number: 4 4/5

2/28 is smaller than 24/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 5 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 5 = 140,
    2/28 = 2 × 5/28 × 5 = 10/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 28 = 140,
    24/5 = 24 × 28/5 × 28 = 672/140
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 10/140 < 672/140 or 2/28 < 24/5

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