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Compare 49/60 and 20/8

1st number: 49/60, 2nd number: 2 4/8

49/60 is smaller than 20/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 8 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 2 = 120,
    49/60 = 49 × 2/60 × 2 = 98/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 15 = 120,
    20/8 = 20 × 15/8 × 15 = 300/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 98/120 < 300/120 or 49/60 < 20/8

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