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Compare 28/8 and 5/20

1st number: 3 4/8, 2nd number: 5/20

28/8 is greater than 5/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 20 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    28/8 = 28 × 5/8 × 5 = 140/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 2 = 40,
    5/20 = 5 × 2/20 × 2 = 10/40
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 140/40 > 10/40 or 28/8 > 5/20

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