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Compare 18/60 and 30/56

18/60 is smaller than 30/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 56 is 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 14 = 840,
    18/60 = 18 × 14/60 × 14 = 252/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 15 = 840,
    30/56 = 30 × 15/56 × 15 = 450/840
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 252/840 < 450/840 or 18/60 < 30/56

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