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Compare 6/3 and 8/20

1st number: 2 0/3, 2nd number: 8/20

6/3 is greater than 8/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 20 is 60

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 20 = 60,
    6/3 = 6 × 20/3 × 20 = 120/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 3 = 60,
    8/20 = 8 × 3/20 × 3 = 24/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 120/60 > 24/60 or 6/3 > 8/20

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