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Compare 28/9 and 9/60

1st number: 3 1/9, 2nd number: 9/60

28/9 is greater than 9/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 60 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 20 = 180,
    28/9 = 28 × 20/9 × 20 = 560/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 3 = 180,
    9/60 = 9 × 3/60 × 3 = 27/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 560/180 > 27/180 or 28/9 > 9/60

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