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Compare 15/7 and 56/10

1st number: 2 1/7, 2nd number: 5 6/10

15/7 is smaller than 56/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 10 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 10 = 70,
    15/7 = 15 × 10/7 × 10 = 150/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 7 = 70,
    56/10 = 56 × 7/10 × 7 = 392/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 150/70 < 392/70 or 15/7 < 56/10

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