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Compare 70/56 and 80/3

1st number: 1 14/56, 2nd number: 26 2/3

70/56 is smaller than 80/3

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 3 is 168

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    70/56 = 70 × 3/56 × 3 = 210/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 56 = 168,
    80/3 = 80 × 56/3 × 56 = 4480/168
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 210/168 < 4480/168 or 70/56 < 80/3

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