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Compare 15/56 and 24/7

1st number: 15/56, 2nd number: 3 3/7

15/56 is smaller than 24/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 7 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    15/56 = 15 × 1/56 × 1 = 15/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,
    24/7 = 24 × 8/7 × 8 = 192/56
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 15/56 < 192/56 or 15/56 < 24/7

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