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Compare 56/28 and 27/50

1st number: 2 0/28, 2nd number: 27/50

56/28 is greater than 27/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 50 is 700

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 700
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 25 = 700,
    56/28 = 56 × 25/28 × 25 = 1400/700
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 14 = 700,
    27/50 = 27 × 14/50 × 14 = 378/700
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1400/700 > 378/700 or 56/28 > 27/50

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