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Compare 10/60 and 25/42

10/60 is smaller than 25/42

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 42 is 420

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 7 = 420,
    10/60 = 10 × 7/60 × 7 = 70/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 10 = 420,
    25/42 = 25 × 10/42 × 10 = 250/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 70/420 < 250/420 or 10/60 < 25/42

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