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Compare 70/56 and 80/15

1st number: 1 14/56, 2nd number: 5 5/15

70/56 is smaller than 80/15

Steps for comparing fractions

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

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 15 = 840,
    70/56 = 70 × 15/56 × 15 = 1050/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 56 = 840,
    80/15 = 80 × 56/15 × 56 = 4480/840
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1050/840 < 4480/840 or 70/56 < 80/15

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