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Compare 60/70 and 27/21

1st number: 60/70, 2nd number: 1 6/21

60/70 is smaller than 27/21

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 21 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 3 = 210,
    60/70 = 60 × 3/70 × 3 = 180/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 10 = 210,
    27/21 = 27 × 10/21 × 10 = 270/210
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/210 < 270/210 or 60/70 < 27/21

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