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Compare 60/12 and 35/18

1st number: 5 0/12, 2nd number: 1 17/18

60/12 is greater than 35/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 18 is 36

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    60/12 = 60 × 3/12 × 3 = 180/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 2 = 36,
    35/18 = 35 × 2/18 × 2 = 70/36
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/36 > 70/36 or 60/12 > 35/18

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