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Compare 10/6 and 25/56

1st number: 1 4/6, 2nd number: 25/56

10/6 is greater than 25/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 28 = 168,
    10/6 = 10 × 28/6 × 28 = 280/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    25/56 = 25 × 3/56 × 3 = 75/168
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 280/168 > 75/168 or 10/6 > 25/56

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