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Compare 75/56 and 8/49

1st number: 1 19/56, 2nd number: 8/49

75/56 is greater than 8/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 49 is 392
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 7 = 392,
    75/56 = 75 × 7/56 × 7 = 525/392
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 8 = 392,
    8/49 = 8 × 8/49 × 8 = 64/392
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 525/392 > 64/392 or 75/56 > 8/49

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