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Compare 3/12 and 56/30

1st number: 3/12, 2nd number: 1 26/30

3/12 is smaller than 56/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 30 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    3/12 = 3 × 5/12 × 5 = 15/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 2 = 60,
    56/30 = 56 × 2/30 × 2 = 112/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 15/60 < 112/60 or 3/12 < 56/30

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