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Compare 20/42 and 18/60

20/42 is greater than 18/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 60 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 10 = 420,
    20/42 = 20 × 10/42 × 10 = 200/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 7 = 420,
    18/60 = 18 × 7/60 × 7 = 126/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 200/420 > 126/420 or 20/42 > 18/60

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