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Compare 56/25 and 42/63

1st number: 2 6/25, 2nd number: 42/63

56/25 is greater than 42/63

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 63 is 1575

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1575
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 63 = 1575,
    56/25 = 56 × 63/25 × 63 = 3528/1575
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 25 = 1575,
    42/63 = 42 × 25/63 × 25 = 1050/1575
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3528/1575 > 1050/1575 or 56/25 > 42/63

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