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Compare 5/7 and 56/50

1st number: 5/7, 2nd number: 1 6/50

5/7 is smaller than 56/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 50 is 350
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 50 = 350,
    5/7 = 5 × 50/7 × 50 = 250/350
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 7 = 350,
    56/50 = 56 × 7/50 × 7 = 392/350
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 250/350 < 392/350 or 5/7 < 56/50

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