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Compare 60/35 and 12/84

1st number: 1 25/35, 2nd number: 12/84

60/35 is greater than 12/84

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 84 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 12 = 420,
    60/35 = 60 × 12/35 × 12 = 720/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    12/84 = 12 × 5/84 × 5 = 60/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 720/420 > 60/420 or 60/35 > 12/84

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