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Compare 72/56 and 8/10

1st number: 1 16/56, 2nd number: 8/10

72/56 is greater than 8/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 10 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    72/56 = 72 × 5/56 × 5 = 360/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 28 = 280,
    8/10 = 8 × 28/10 × 28 = 224/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 360/280 > 224/280 or 72/56 > 8/10

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