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Compare 3/90 and 56/60

3/90 is smaller than 56/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 90 and 60 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 90 × 2 = 180,
    3/90 = 3 × 2/90 × 2 = 6/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 3 = 180,
    56/60 = 56 × 3/60 × 3 = 168/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 6/180 < 168/180 or 3/90 < 56/60

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