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56 is greater than 57

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 6 and 7 is**42**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 42 - For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 7 = 42,

56 = 5 × 76 × 7 = 3542 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 6 = 42,

57 = 5 × 67 × 6 = 3042 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 3542 > 3042 or 56 > 57

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