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Compare 25/3 and 30/28

1st number: 8 1/3, 2nd number: 1 2/28

25/3 is greater than 30/28

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 28 is 84

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 28 = 84,
    25/3 = 25 × 28/3 × 28 = 700/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 28 × 3 = 84,
    30/28 = 30 × 3/28 × 3 = 90/84
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 700/84 > 90/84 or 25/3 > 30/28

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