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Compare 56/84 and 15/45

56/84 is greater than 15/45

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 45 is 1260

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1260
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 15 = 1260,
    56/84 = 56 × 15/84 × 15 = 840/1260
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 28 = 1260,
    15/45 = 15 × 28/45 × 28 = 420/1260
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 840/1260 > 420/1260 or 56/84 > 15/45

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