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Compare 3/60 and 56/42

1st number: 3/60, 2nd number: 1 14/42

3/60 is smaller than 56/42

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 42 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 7 = 420,
    3/60 = 3 × 7/60 × 7 = 21/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 10 = 420,
    56/42 = 56 × 10/42 × 10 = 560/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 21/420 < 560/420 or 3/60 < 56/42

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