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Compare 3/2 and 2/56

1st number: 1 1/2, 2nd number: 2/56

3/2 is greater than 2/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 56 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 28 = 56,
    3/2 = 3 × 28/2 × 28 = 84/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    2/56 = 2 × 1/56 × 1 = 2/56
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 84/56 > 2/56 or 3/2 > 2/56

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