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Compare 18/56 and 30/45

18/56 is smaller than 30/45

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 45 is 2520

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 2520
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 45 = 2520,
    18/56 = 18 × 45/56 × 45 = 810/2520
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 56 = 2520,
    30/45 = 30 × 56/45 × 56 = 1680/2520
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 810/2520 < 1680/2520 or 18/56 < 30/45

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