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Compare 49/12 and 20/56

1st number: 4 1/12, 2nd number: 20/56

49/12 is greater than 20/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 14 = 168,
    49/12 = 49 × 14/12 × 14 = 686/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    20/56 = 20 × 3/56 × 3 = 60/168
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 686/168 > 60/168 or 49/12 > 20/56

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