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Compare 60/28 and 90/84

1st number: 2 4/28, 2nd number: 1 6/84

60/28 is greater than 90/84

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 84 is 84

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 3 = 84,
    60/28 = 60 × 3/28 × 3 = 180/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    90/84 = 90 × 1/84 × 1 = 90/84
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/84 > 90/84 or 60/28 > 90/84

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