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Compare 40/21 and 18/60

1st number: 1 19/21, 2nd number: 18/60

40/21 is greater than 18/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 60 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 20 = 420,
    40/21 = 40 × 20/21 × 20 = 800/420
  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. 800/420 > 126/420 or 40/21 > 18/60

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