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Compare 60/50 and 70/60

1st number: 1 10/50, 2nd number: 1 10/60

60/50 is greater than 70/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 60 is 300

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 300
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 6 = 300,
    60/50 = 60 × 6/50 × 6 = 360/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 5 = 300,
    70/60 = 70 × 5/60 × 5 = 350/300
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 360/300 > 350/300 or 60/50 > 70/60

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