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Compare 56/16 and 50/27

1st number: 3 8/16, 2nd number: 1 23/27

56/16 is greater than 50/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 27 is 432
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 27 = 432,
    56/16 = 56 × 27/16 × 27 = 1512/432
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 16 = 432,
    50/27 = 50 × 16/27 × 16 = 800/432
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1512/432 > 800/432 or 56/16 > 50/27

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