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Compare 7/20 and 28/56

7/20 is smaller than 28/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 56 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 14 = 280,
    7/20 = 7 × 14/20 × 14 = 98/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    28/56 = 28 × 5/56 × 5 = 140/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 98/280 < 140/280 or 7/20 < 28/56

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