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Compare 81/35 and 56/24

1st number: 2 11/35, 2nd number: 2 8/24

81/35 is smaller than 56/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 24 is 840

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 24 = 840,
    81/35 = 81 × 24/35 × 24 = 1944/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 35 = 840,
    56/24 = 56 × 35/24 × 35 = 1960/840
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1944/840 < 1960/840 or 81/35 < 56/24

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