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Compare 3/28 and 3/18

3/28 is smaller than 3/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 18 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 9 = 252,
    3/28 = 3 × 9/28 × 9 = 27/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 14 = 252,
    3/18 = 3 × 14/18 × 14 = 42/252
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 27/252 < 42/252 or 3/28 < 3/18

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