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Compare 60/28 and 20/56

1st number: 2 4/28, 2nd number: 20/56

60/28 is greater than 20/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 56 is 56

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 2 = 56,
    60/28 = 60 × 2/28 × 2 = 120/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    20/56 = 20 × 1/56 × 1 = 20/56
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 120/56 > 20/56 or 60/28 > 20/56

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