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Compare 10/12 and 50/56

10/12 is smaller than 50/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 14 = 168,
    10/12 = 10 × 14/12 × 14 = 140/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    50/56 = 50 × 3/56 × 3 = 150/168
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 140/168 < 150/168 or 10/12 < 50/56

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