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Compare 56/8 and 20/63

1st number: 7 0/8, 2nd number: 20/63

56/8 is greater than 20/63

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 63 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 63 = 504,
    56/8 = 56 × 63/8 × 63 = 3528/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 8 = 504,
    20/63 = 20 × 8/63 × 8 = 160/504
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3528/504 > 160/504 or 56/8 > 20/63

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