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Compare 6/56 and 2/8

6/56 is smaller than 2/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 8 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    6/56 = 6 × 1/56 × 1 = 6/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    2/8 = 2 × 7/8 × 7 = 14/56
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 6/56 < 14/56 or 6/56 < 2/8

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