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Compare 30/24 and 50/56

1st number: 1 6/24, 2nd number: 50/56

30/24 is greater than 50/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 7 = 168,
    30/24 = 30 × 7/24 × 7 = 210/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    50/56 = 50 × 3/56 × 3 = 150/168
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 210/168 > 150/168 or 30/24 > 50/56

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