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Compare 3/24 and 56/12

1st number: 3/24, 2nd number: 4 8/12

3/24 is smaller than 56/12

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 12 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    3/24 = 3 × 1/24 × 1 = 3/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 2 = 24,
    56/12 = 56 × 2/12 × 2 = 112/24
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3/24 < 112/24 or 3/24 < 56/12

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