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Compare 5/60 and 5/7

5/60 is smaller than 5/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 7 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 7 = 420,
    5/60 = 5 × 7/60 × 7 = 35/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 60 = 420,
    5/7 = 5 × 60/7 × 60 = 300/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 35/420 < 300/420 or 5/60 < 5/7

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