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Compare 36/50 and 40/56

36/50 is greater than 40/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 56 is 1400

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1400
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 28 = 1400,
    36/50 = 36 × 28/50 × 28 = 1008/1400
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 25 = 1400,
    40/56 = 40 × 25/56 × 25 = 1000/1400
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1008/1400 > 1000/1400 or 36/50 > 40/56

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