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Compare 49/36 and 28/8

1st number: 1 13/36, 2nd number: 3 4/8

49/36 is smaller than 28/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 8 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 2 = 72,
    49/36 = 49 × 2/36 × 2 = 98/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    28/8 = 28 × 9/8 × 9 = 252/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 98/72 < 252/72 or 49/36 < 28/8

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