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Compare 3/12 and 56/24

1st number: 3/12, 2nd number: 2 8/24

3/12 is smaller than 56/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 24 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 2 = 24,
    3/12 = 3 × 2/12 × 2 = 6/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    56/24 = 56 × 1/24 × 1 = 56/24
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 6/24 < 56/24 or 3/12 < 56/24

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