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Compare 60/45 and 56/60

1st number: 1 15/45, 2nd number: 56/60

60/45 is greater than 56/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 60 is 180

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 4 = 180,
    60/45 = 60 × 4/45 × 4 = 240/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 3 = 180,
    56/60 = 56 × 3/60 × 3 = 168/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 240/180 > 168/180 or 60/45 > 56/60

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