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Compare 6/56 and 6/24

6/56 is smaller than 6/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 24 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    6/56 = 6 × 3/56 × 3 = 18/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 7 = 168,
    6/24 = 6 × 7/24 × 7 = 42/168
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 18/168 < 42/168 or 6/56 < 6/24

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