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Compare 30/40 and 56/21

1st number: 30/40, 2nd number: 2 14/21

30/40 is smaller than 56/21

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 21 is 840

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 21 = 840,
    30/40 = 30 × 21/40 × 21 = 630/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 40 = 840,
    56/21 = 56 × 40/21 × 40 = 2240/840
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 630/840 < 2240/840 or 30/40 < 56/21

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