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Compare 35/8 and 28/40

1st number: 4 3/8, 2nd number: 28/40

35/8 is greater than 28/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 40 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    35/8 = 35 × 5/8 × 5 = 175/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    28/40 = 28 × 1/40 × 1 = 28/40
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 175/40 > 28/40 or 35/8 > 28/40

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