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Compare 20/5 and 50/60

1st number: 4 0/5, 2nd number: 50/60

20/5 is greater than 50/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 60 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 12 = 60,
    20/5 = 20 × 12/5 × 12 = 240/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    50/60 = 50 × 1/60 × 1 = 50/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 240/60 > 50/60 or 20/5 > 50/60

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