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Compare 8/2 and 5/56

1st number: 4 0/2, 2nd number: 5/56

8/2 is greater than 5/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 56 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 28 = 56,
    8/2 = 8 × 28/2 × 28 = 224/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    5/56 = 5 × 1/56 × 1 = 5/56
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 224/56 > 5/56 or 8/2 > 5/56

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