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Compare 15/7 and 56/20

1st number: 2 1/7, 2nd number: 2 16/20

15/7 is smaller than 56/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 20 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 20 = 140,
    15/7 = 15 × 20/7 × 20 = 300/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 7 = 140,
    56/20 = 56 × 7/20 × 7 = 392/140
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 300/140 < 392/140 or 15/7 < 56/20

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