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Compare 6/56 and 18/48

6/56 is smaller than 18/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 48 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 6 = 336,
    6/56 = 6 × 6/56 × 6 = 36/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 7 = 336,
    18/48 = 18 × 7/48 × 7 = 126/336
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 36/336 < 126/336 or 6/56 < 18/48

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