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Compare 30/60 and 56/21

1st number: 30/60, 2nd number: 2 14/21

30/60 is smaller than 56/21

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 21 is 420

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 7 = 420,
    30/60 = 30 × 7/60 × 7 = 210/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 20 = 420,
    56/21 = 56 × 20/21 × 20 = 1120/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 210/420 < 1120/420 or 30/60 < 56/21

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