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Compare 70/15 and 45/56

1st number: 4 10/15, 2nd number: 45/56

70/15 is greater than 45/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 56 is 840

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 56 = 840,
    70/15 = 70 × 56/15 × 56 = 3920/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 15 = 840,
    45/56 = 45 × 15/56 × 15 = 675/840
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3920/840 > 675/840 or 70/15 > 45/56

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