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Compare 60/56 and 60/75

1st number: 1 4/56, 2nd number: 60/75

60/56 is greater than 60/75

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 75 is 4200

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 4200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 75 = 4200,
    60/56 = 60 × 75/56 × 75 = 4500/4200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 75 × 56 = 4200,
    60/75 = 60 × 56/75 × 56 = 3360/4200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 4500/4200 > 3360/4200 or 60/56 > 60/75

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