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Compare 56/40 and 54/49

1st number: 1 16/40, 2nd number: 1 5/49

56/40 is greater than 54/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 49 is 1960
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 49 = 1960,
    56/40 = 56 × 49/40 × 49 = 2744/1960
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 40 = 1960,
    54/49 = 54 × 40/49 × 40 = 2160/1960
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2744/1960 > 2160/1960 or 56/40 > 54/49

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