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Compare 36/56 and 30/15

1st number: 36/56, 2nd number: 2 0/15

36/56 is smaller than 30/15

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 15 is 840

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 15 = 840,
    36/56 = 36 × 15/56 × 15 = 540/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 56 = 840,
    30/15 = 30 × 56/15 × 56 = 1680/840
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 540/840 < 1680/840 or 36/56 < 30/15

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