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Compare 2/60 and 21/25

2/60 is smaller than 21/25

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 25 is 300
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 5 = 300,
    2/60 = 2 × 5/60 × 5 = 10/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 12 = 300,
    21/25 = 21 × 12/25 × 12 = 252/300
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 10/300 < 252/300 or 2/60 < 21/25

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