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Compare 36/30 and 60/56

1st number: 1 6/30, 2nd number: 1 4/56

36/30 is greater than 60/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 56 is 840

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 28 = 840,
    36/30 = 36 × 28/30 × 28 = 1008/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 15 = 840,
    60/56 = 60 × 15/56 × 15 = 900/840
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1008/840 > 900/840 or 36/30 > 60/56

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