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Compare 75/8 and 56/49

1st number: 9 3/8, 2nd number: 1 7/49

75/8 is greater than 56/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 49 is 392
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 49 = 392,
    75/8 = 75 × 49/8 × 49 = 3675/392
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 8 = 392,
    56/49 = 56 × 8/49 × 8 = 448/392
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3675/392 > 448/392 or 75/8 > 56/49

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