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Compare 56/16 and 20/45

1st number: 3 8/16, 2nd number: 20/45

56/16 is greater than 20/45

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 45 is 720
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 45 = 720,
    56/16 = 56 × 45/16 × 45 = 2520/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 16 = 720,
    20/45 = 20 × 16/45 × 16 = 320/720
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2520/720 > 320/720 or 56/16 > 20/45

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