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Compare 6/56 and 30/80

6/56 is smaller than 30/80

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 80 is 560
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 10 = 560,
    6/56 = 6 × 10/56 × 10 = 60/560
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 7 = 560,
    30/80 = 30 × 7/80 × 7 = 210/560
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 60/560 < 210/560 or 6/56 < 30/80

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