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Compare 56/20 and 10/32

1st number: 2 16/20, 2nd number: 10/32

56/20 is greater than 10/32

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 32 is 160

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 160
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 8 = 160,
    56/20 = 56 × 8/20 × 8 = 448/160
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 32 × 5 = 160,
    10/32 = 10 × 5/32 × 5 = 50/160
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 448/160 > 50/160 or 56/20 > 10/32

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