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Compare 3/56 and 9/50

3/56 is smaller than 9/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 50 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 50 × 28 = 1400,
    9/50 = 9 × 28/50 × 28 = 252/1400
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 75/1400 < 252/1400 or 3/56 < 9/50

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