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Compare 20/70 and 60/24

1st number: 20/70, 2nd number: 2 12/24

20/70 is smaller than 60/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 24 is 840

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 12 = 840,
    20/70 = 20 × 12/70 × 12 = 240/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 35 = 840,
    60/24 = 60 × 35/24 × 35 = 2100/840
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 240/840 < 2100/840 or 20/70 < 60/24

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