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Compare 3/84 and 56/6

1st number: 3/84, 2nd number: 9 2/6

3/84 is smaller than 56/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 6 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    3/84 = 3 × 1/84 × 1 = 3/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 14 = 84,
    56/6 = 56 × 14/6 × 14 = 784/84
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3/84 < 784/84 or 3/84 < 56/6

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