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Compare 1/4 and 4/56

1/4 is greater than 4/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 56 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 14 = 56,
    1/4 = 1 × 14/4 × 14 = 14/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    4/56 = 4 × 1/56 × 1 = 4/56
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 14/56 > 4/56 or 1/4 > 4/56

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