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Compare 81/60 and 40/56

1st number: 1 21/60, 2nd number: 40/56

81/60 is greater than 40/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 56 is 840

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 14 = 840,
    81/60 = 81 × 14/60 × 14 = 1134/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 15 = 840,
    40/56 = 40 × 15/56 × 15 = 600/840
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1134/840 > 600/840 or 81/60 > 40/56

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