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Compare 8/5 and 1/28

1st number: 1 3/5, 2nd number: 1/28

8/5 is greater than 1/28

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 28 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 28 = 140,
    8/5 = 8 × 28/5 × 28 = 224/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 28 × 5 = 140,
    1/28 = 1 × 5/28 × 5 = 5/140
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 224/140 > 5/140 or 8/5 > 1/28

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