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Compare 3/28 and 8/6

1st number: 3/28, 2nd number: 1 2/6

3/28 is smaller than 8/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 6 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 3 = 84,
    3/28 = 3 × 3/28 × 3 = 9/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 14 = 84,
    8/6 = 8 × 14/6 × 14 = 112/84
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 9/84 < 112/84 or 3/28 < 8/6

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