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Compare 60/56 and 36/84

1st number: 1 4/56, 2nd number: 36/84

60/56 is greater than 36/84

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 84 is 168

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    60/56 = 60 × 3/56 × 3 = 180/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 2 = 168,
    36/84 = 36 × 2/84 × 2 = 72/168
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/168 > 72/168 or 60/56 > 36/84

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