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Compare 15/42 and 56/6

1st number: 15/42, 2nd number: 9 2/6

15/42 is smaller than 56/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 6 is 42

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    15/42 = 15 × 1/42 × 1 = 15/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 7 = 42,
    56/6 = 56 × 7/6 × 7 = 392/42
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 15/42 < 392/42 or 15/42 < 56/6

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