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Compare 72/56 and 1/72

1st number: 1 16/56, 2nd number: 1/72

72/56 is greater than 1/72

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 72 is 504

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 9 = 504,
    72/56 = 72 × 9/56 × 9 = 648/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 7 = 504,
    1/72 = 1 × 7/72 × 7 = 7/504
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 648/504 > 7/504 or 72/56 > 1/72

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