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Compare 72/10 and 60/56

1st number: 7 2/10, 2nd number: 1 4/56

72/10 is greater than 60/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 56 is 280

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 28 = 280,
    72/10 = 72 × 28/10 × 28 = 2016/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    60/56 = 60 × 5/56 × 5 = 300/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2016/280 > 300/280 or 72/10 > 60/56

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