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Compare 9/28 and 6/8

9/28 is smaller than 6/8

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,
    9/28 = 9 × 2/28 × 2 = 18/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    6/8 = 6 × 7/8 × 7 = 42/56
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 18/56 < 42/56 or 9/28 < 6/8

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