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Compare 42/28 and 7/8

1st number: 1 14/28, 2nd number: 7/8

42/28 is greater than 7/8

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,
    42/28 = 42 × 2/28 × 2 = 84/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    7/8 = 7 × 7/8 × 7 = 49/56
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 84/56 > 49/56 or 42/28 > 7/8

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