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Compare 72/8 and 56/36

1st number: 9 0/8, 2nd number: 1 20/36

72/8 is greater than 56/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 36 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    72/8 = 72 × 9/8 × 9 = 648/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 2 = 72,
    56/36 = 56 × 2/36 × 2 = 112/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 648/72 > 112/72 or 72/8 > 56/36

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