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Compare 28/56 and 98/60

1st number: 28/56, 2nd number: 1 38/60

28/56 is smaller than 98/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 60 is 840

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 15 = 840,
    28/56 = 28 × 15/56 × 15 = 420/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 14 = 840,
    98/60 = 98 × 14/60 × 14 = 1372/840
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 420/840 < 1372/840 or 28/56 < 98/60

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