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Compare 3/45 and 56/50

1st number: 3/45, 2nd number: 1 6/50

3/45 is smaller than 56/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 50 is 450

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 10 = 450,
    3/45 = 3 × 10/45 × 10 = 30/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 9 = 450,
    56/50 = 56 × 9/50 × 9 = 504/450
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 30/450 < 504/450 or 3/45 < 56/50

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