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Compare 7/56 and 5/7

7/56 is smaller than 5/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 7 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    7/56 = 7 × 1/56 × 1 = 7/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,
    5/7 = 5 × 8/7 × 8 = 40/56
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 7/56 < 40/56 or 7/56 < 5/7

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