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Compare 24/7 and 6/56

1st number: 3 3/7, 2nd number: 6/56

24/7 is greater than 6/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 56 is 56

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,
    24/7 = 24 × 8/7 × 8 = 192/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    6/56 = 6 × 1/56 × 1 = 6/56
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 192/56 > 6/56 or 24/7 > 6/56

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