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Compare 20/30 and 60/54

1st number: 20/30, 2nd number: 1 6/54

20/30 is smaller than 60/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 54 is 270

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 270
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 9 = 270,
    20/30 = 20 × 9/30 × 9 = 180/270
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 5 = 270,
    60/54 = 60 × 5/54 × 5 = 300/270
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/270 < 300/270 or 20/30 < 60/54

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