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Compare 56/40 and 2/32

1st number: 1 16/40, 2nd number: 2/32

56/40 is greater than 2/32

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 32 is 160

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 160
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 4 = 160,
    56/40 = 56 × 4/40 × 4 = 224/160
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 32 × 5 = 160,
    2/32 = 2 × 5/32 × 5 = 10/160
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 224/160 > 10/160 or 56/40 > 2/32

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