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Compare 5/7 and 56/30

1st number: 5/7, 2nd number: 1 26/30

5/7 is smaller than 56/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 30 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 30 = 210,
    5/7 = 5 × 30/7 × 30 = 150/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 7 = 210,
    56/30 = 56 × 7/30 × 7 = 392/210
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 150/210 < 392/210 or 5/7 < 56/30

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