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Compare 3/60 and 56/12

1st number: 3/60, 2nd number: 4 8/12

3/60 is smaller than 56/12

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 12 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    3/60 = 3 × 1/60 × 1 = 3/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    56/12 = 56 × 5/12 × 5 = 280/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3/60 < 280/60 or 3/60 < 56/12

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