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Compare 35/84 and 28/8

1st number: 35/84, 2nd number: 3 4/8

35/84 is smaller than 28/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 8 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 2 = 168,
    35/84 = 35 × 2/84 × 2 = 70/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 21 = 168,
    28/8 = 28 × 21/8 × 21 = 588/168
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 70/168 < 588/168 or 35/84 < 28/8

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