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Compare 3/56 and 9/25

3/56 is smaller than 9/25

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 25 is 1400
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 25 = 1400,
    3/56 = 3 × 25/56 × 25 = 75/1400
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 56 = 1400,
    9/25 = 9 × 56/25 × 56 = 504/1400
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 75/1400 < 504/1400 or 3/56 < 9/25

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