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Compare 75/56 and 56/7

1st number: 1 19/56, 2nd number: 8 0/7

75/56 is smaller than 56/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 7 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    75/56 = 75 × 1/56 × 1 = 75/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,
    56/7 = 56 × 8/7 × 8 = 448/56
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 75/56 < 448/56 or 75/56 < 56/7

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