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Compare 35/28 and 84/8

1st number: 1 7/28, 2nd number: 10 4/8

35/28 is smaller than 84/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 8 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 2 = 56,
    35/28 = 35 × 2/28 × 2 = 70/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    84/8 = 84 × 7/8 × 7 = 588/56
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 70/56 < 588/56 or 35/28 < 84/8

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