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Compare 56/49 and 75/18

1st number: 1 7/49, 2nd number: 4 3/18

56/49 is smaller than 75/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 49 and 18 is 882

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 882
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 49 × 18 = 882,
    56/49 = 56 × 18/49 × 18 = 1008/882
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 49 = 882,
    75/18 = 75 × 49/18 × 49 = 3675/882
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1008/882 < 3675/882 or 56/49 < 75/18

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