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Compare 60/48 and 21/60

1st number: 1 12/48, 2nd number: 21/60

60/48 is greater than 21/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 60 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    60/48 = 60 × 5/48 × 5 = 300/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 4 = 240,
    21/60 = 21 × 4/60 × 4 = 84/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 300/240 > 84/240 or 60/48 > 21/60

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