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Compare 2/60 and 12/42

2/60 is smaller than 12/42

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 42 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 7 = 420,
    2/60 = 2 × 7/60 × 7 = 14/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 10 = 420,
    12/42 = 12 × 10/42 × 10 = 120/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 14/420 < 120/420 or 2/60 < 12/42

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