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Compare 6/9 and 56/10

1st number: 6/9, 2nd number: 5 6/10

6/9 is smaller than 56/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 10 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 10 = 90,
    6/9 = 6 × 10/9 × 10 = 60/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 9 = 90,
    56/10 = 56 × 9/10 × 9 = 504/90
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 60/90 < 504/90 or 6/9 < 56/10

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