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Compare 7/12 and 28/56

7/12 is greater than 28/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 14 = 168,
    7/12 = 7 × 14/12 × 14 = 98/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    28/56 = 28 × 3/56 × 3 = 84/168
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 98/168 > 84/168 or 7/12 > 28/56

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