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Compare 56/60 and 54/49

1st number: 56/60, 2nd number: 1 5/49

56/60 is smaller than 54/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 49 is 2940
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 49 = 2940,
    56/60 = 56 × 49/60 × 49 = 2744/2940
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 60 = 2940,
    54/49 = 54 × 60/49 × 60 = 3240/2940
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2744/2940 < 3240/2940 or 56/60 < 54/49

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