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27 is greater than 28

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 7 and 8 is**56**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 56 - For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,

27 = 2 × 87 × 8 = 1656 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,

28 = 2 × 78 × 7 = 1456 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 1656 > 1456 or 27 > 28

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