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Compare 36/16 and 56/54

1st number: 2 4/16, 2nd number: 1 2/54

36/16 is greater than 56/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 54 is 432
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 27 = 432,
    36/16 = 36 × 27/16 × 27 = 972/432
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 8 = 432,
    56/54 = 56 × 8/54 × 8 = 448/432
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 972/432 > 448/432 or 36/16 > 56/54

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