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Compare 6/20 and 56/54

1st number: 6/20, 2nd number: 1 2/54

6/20 is smaller than 56/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 54 is 540
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 27 = 540,
    6/20 = 6 × 27/20 × 27 = 162/540
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 10 = 540,
    56/54 = 56 × 10/54 × 10 = 560/540
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 162/540 < 560/540 or 6/20 < 56/54

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