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Compare 60/25 and 84/60

1st number: 2 10/25, 2nd number: 1 24/60

60/25 is greater than 84/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 60 is 300

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 300
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 12 = 300,
    60/25 = 60 × 12/25 × 12 = 720/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 5 = 300,
    84/60 = 84 × 5/60 × 5 = 420/300
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 720/300 > 420/300 or 60/25 > 84/60

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