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Compare 42/27 and 56/7

1st number: 1 15/27, 2nd number: 8 0/7

42/27 is smaller than 56/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 27 and 7 is 189

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 189
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 27 × 7 = 189,
    42/27 = 42 × 7/27 × 7 = 294/189
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 27 = 189,
    56/7 = 56 × 27/7 × 27 = 1512/189
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 294/189 < 1512/189 or 42/27 < 56/7

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