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Compare 35/30 and 56/20

1st number: 1 5/30, 2nd number: 2 16/20

35/30 is smaller than 56/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 20 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 2 = 60,
    35/30 = 35 × 2/30 × 2 = 70/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 3 = 60,
    56/20 = 56 × 3/20 × 3 = 168/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 70/60 < 168/60 or 35/30 < 56/20

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