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Compare 75/24 and 56/7

1st number: 3 3/24, 2nd number: 8 0/7

75/24 is smaller than 56/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 7 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 7 = 168,
    75/24 = 75 × 7/24 × 7 = 525/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 24 = 168,
    56/7 = 56 × 24/7 × 24 = 1344/168
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 525/168 < 1344/168 or 75/24 < 56/7

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