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Compare 60/10 and 80/56

1st number: 6 0/10, 2nd number: 1 24/56

60/10 is greater than 80/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 56 is 280

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 28 = 280,
    60/10 = 60 × 28/10 × 28 = 1680/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    80/56 = 80 × 5/56 × 5 = 400/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1680/280 > 400/280 or 60/10 > 80/56

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