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Compare 49/4 and 56/24

1st number: 12 1/4, 2nd number: 2 8/24

49/4 is greater than 56/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 24 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 6 = 24,
    49/4 = 49 × 6/4 × 6 = 294/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    56/24 = 56 × 1/24 × 1 = 56/24
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 294/24 > 56/24 or 49/4 > 56/24

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