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Compare 12/56 and 8/27

12/56 is smaller than 8/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 27 is 1512
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 27 = 1512,
    12/56 = 12 × 27/56 × 27 = 324/1512
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 56 = 1512,
    8/27 = 8 × 56/27 × 56 = 448/1512
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 324/1512 < 448/1512 or 12/56 < 8/27

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