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Compare 10/60 and 21/15

1st number: 10/60, 2nd number: 1 6/15

10/60 is smaller than 21/15

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 15 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    10/60 = 10 × 1/60 × 1 = 10/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 4 = 60,
    21/15 = 21 × 4/15 × 4 = 84/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 10/60 < 84/60 or 10/60 < 21/15

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