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Compare 49/21 and 2/60

1st number: 2 7/21, 2nd number: 2/60

49/21 is greater than 2/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 60 is 420

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 20 = 420,
    49/21 = 49 × 20/21 × 20 = 980/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 7 = 420,
    2/60 = 2 × 7/60 × 7 = 14/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 980/420 > 14/420 or 49/21 > 2/60

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