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Compare 60/2 and 6/18

1st number: 30 0/2, 2nd number: 6/18

60/2 is greater than 6/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 18 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 9 = 18,
    60/2 = 60 × 9/2 × 9 = 540/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    6/18 = 6 × 1/18 × 1 = 6/18
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 540/18 > 6/18 or 60/2 > 6/18

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