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Compare 56/49 and 30/8

1st number: 1 7/49, 2nd number: 3 6/8

56/49 is smaller than 30/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 49 and 8 is 392

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 392
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 49 × 8 = 392,
    56/49 = 56 × 8/49 × 8 = 448/392
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 49 = 392,
    30/8 = 30 × 49/8 × 49 = 1470/392
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 448/392 < 1470/392 or 56/49 < 30/8

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