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1^{st} number: 27/28, 2^{nd} number: 3 1/8

2728 is smaller than 258

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

LCM of 28 and 8 is**56**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 56 - For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 2 = 56,

2728 = 27 × 228 × 2 = 5456 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,

258 = 25 × 78 × 7 = 17556 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 5456 < 17556 or 2728 < 258

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