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Compare 60/70 and 27/42

60/70 is greater than 27/42

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 42 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 42 × 5 = 210,
    27/42 = 27 × 5/42 × 5 = 135/210
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/210 > 135/210 or 60/70 > 27/42

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