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Compare 81/35 and 56/48

1st number: 2 11/35, 2nd number: 1 8/48

81/35 is greater than 56/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 48 is 1680

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1680
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 48 = 1680,
    81/35 = 81 × 48/35 × 48 = 3888/1680
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 35 = 1680,
    56/48 = 56 × 35/48 × 35 = 1960/1680
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3888/1680 > 1960/1680 or 81/35 > 56/48

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