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Compare 3/84 and 56/60

3/84 is smaller than 56/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 60 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    3/84 = 3 × 5/84 × 5 = 15/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 7 = 420,
    56/60 = 56 × 7/60 × 7 = 392/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 15/420 < 392/420 or 3/84 < 56/60

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