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Compare 24/28 and 8/5

1st number: 24/28, 2nd number: 1 3/5

24/28 is smaller than 8/5

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,
    24/28 = 24 × 5/28 × 5 = 120/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 28 = 140,
    8/5 = 8 × 28/5 × 28 = 224/140
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 120/140 < 224/140 or 24/28 < 8/5

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