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Compare 60/20 and 56/21

1st number: 3 0/20, 2nd number: 2 14/21

60/20 is greater than 56/21

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 21 is 420

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 21 = 420,
    60/20 = 60 × 21/20 × 21 = 1260/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 20 = 420,
    56/21 = 56 × 20/21 × 20 = 1120/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1260/420 > 1120/420 or 60/20 > 56/21

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