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Compare 56/24 and 20/45

1st number: 2 8/24, 2nd number: 20/45

56/24 is greater than 20/45

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 45 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 15 = 360,
    56/24 = 56 × 15/24 × 15 = 840/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 8 = 360,
    20/45 = 20 × 8/45 × 8 = 160/360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 840/360 > 160/360 or 56/24 > 20/45

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