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Compare 30/56 and 56/54

1st number: 30/56, 2nd number: 1 2/54

30/56 is smaller than 56/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 54 is 1512

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1512
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 27 = 1512,
    30/56 = 30 × 27/56 × 27 = 810/1512
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 28 = 1512,
    56/54 = 56 × 28/54 × 28 = 1568/1512
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 810/1512 < 1568/1512 or 30/56 < 56/54

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