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Compare 60/70 and 27/7

1st number: 60/70, 2nd number: 3 6/7

60/70 is smaller than 27/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 7 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 1 = 70,
    60/70 = 60 × 1/70 × 1 = 60/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 10 = 70,
    27/7 = 27 × 10/7 × 10 = 270/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 60/70 < 270/70 or 60/70 < 27/7

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