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Compare 9/56 and 18/75

9/56 is smaller than 18/75

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 75 is 4200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 75 = 4200,
    9/56 = 9 × 75/56 × 75 = 675/4200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 75 × 56 = 4200,
    18/75 = 18 × 56/75 × 56 = 1008/4200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 675/4200 < 1008/4200 or 9/56 < 18/75

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