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Compare 56/20 and 54/98

1st number: 2 16/20, 2nd number: 54/98

56/20 is greater than 54/98

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 98 is 980
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 49 = 980,
    56/20 = 56 × 49/20 × 49 = 2744/980
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 98 × 10 = 980,
    54/98 = 54 × 10/98 × 10 = 540/980
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2744/980 > 540/980 or 56/20 > 54/98

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