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Compare 56/16 and 10/9

1st number: 3 8/16, 2nd number: 1 1/9

56/16 is greater than 10/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 9 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    56/16 = 56 × 9/16 × 9 = 504/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 16 = 144,
    10/9 = 10 × 16/9 × 16 = 160/144
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 504/144 > 160/144 or 56/16 > 10/9

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