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Compare 63/9 and 56/40

1st number: 7 0/9, 2nd number: 1 16/40

63/9 is greater than 56/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 40 is 360

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 40 = 360,
    63/9 = 63 × 40/9 × 40 = 2520/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    56/40 = 56 × 9/40 × 9 = 504/360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2520/360 > 504/360 or 63/9 > 56/40

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