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Compare 72/14 and 60/56

1st number: 5 2/14, 2nd number: 1 4/56

72/14 is greater than 60/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 56 is 56

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 4 = 56,
    72/14 = 72 × 4/14 × 4 = 288/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    60/56 = 60 × 1/56 × 1 = 60/56
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 288/56 > 60/56 or 72/14 > 60/56

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