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Compare 60/56 and 60/15

1st number: 1 4/56, 2nd number: 4 0/15

60/56 is smaller than 60/15

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 15 is 840

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 15 = 840,
    60/56 = 60 × 15/56 × 15 = 900/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 56 = 840,
    60/15 = 60 × 56/15 × 56 = 3360/840
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 900/840 < 3360/840 or 60/56 < 60/15

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