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Compare 1/5 and 2/56

1/5 is greater than 2/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 56 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 56 = 280,
    1/5 = 1 × 56/5 × 56 = 56/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    2/56 = 2 × 5/56 × 5 = 10/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 56/280 > 10/280 or 1/5 > 2/56

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