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Compare 6/7 and 3/56

6/7 is greater than 3/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 56 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,
    6/7 = 6 × 8/7 × 8 = 48/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    3/56 = 3 × 1/56 × 1 = 3/56
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 48/56 > 3/56 or 6/7 > 3/56

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