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Compare 6/20 and 30/56

6/20 is smaller than 30/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 56 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 14 = 280,
    6/20 = 6 × 14/20 × 14 = 84/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    30/56 = 30 × 5/56 × 5 = 150/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 84/280 < 150/280 or 6/20 < 30/56

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