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Compare 49/56 and 28/8

1st number: 49/56, 2nd number: 3 4/8

49/56 is smaller than 28/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 8 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    49/56 = 49 × 1/56 × 1 = 49/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    28/8 = 28 × 7/8 × 7 = 196/56
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 49/56 < 196/56 or 49/56 < 28/8

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