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Compare 6/56 and 18/72

6/56 is smaller than 18/72

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 72 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 9 = 504,
    6/56 = 6 × 9/56 × 9 = 54/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 7 = 504,
    18/72 = 18 × 7/72 × 7 = 126/504
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 54/504 < 126/504 or 6/56 < 18/72

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