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Compare 7/4 and 84/56

1st number: 1 3/4, 2nd number: 1 28/56

7/4 is greater than 84/56

Steps for comparing fractions

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

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