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Compare 3/84 and 56/18

1st number: 3/84, 2nd number: 3 2/18

3/84 is smaller than 56/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 18 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 3 = 252,
    3/84 = 3 × 3/84 × 3 = 9/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 14 = 252,
    56/18 = 56 × 14/18 × 14 = 784/252
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 9/252 < 784/252 or 3/84 < 56/18

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