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Compare 35/8 and 28/16

1st number: 4 3/8, 2nd number: 1 12/16

35/8 is greater than 28/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 16 is 16
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 2 = 16,
    35/8 = 35 × 2/8 × 2 = 70/16
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 1 = 16,
    28/16 = 28 × 1/16 × 1 = 28/16
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 70/16 > 28/16 or 35/8 > 28/16

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