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Compare 35/16 and 28/8

1st number: 2 3/16, 2nd number: 3 4/8

35/16 is smaller than 28/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 8 is 16
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 1 = 16,
    35/16 = 35 × 1/16 × 1 = 35/16
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 2 = 16,
    28/8 = 28 × 2/8 × 2 = 56/16
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 35/16 < 56/16 or 35/16 < 28/8

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