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Compare 60/72 and 25/81

60/72 is greater than 25/81

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 81 is 648

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 648
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 9 = 648,
    60/72 = 60 × 9/72 × 9 = 540/648
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 81 × 8 = 648,
    25/81 = 25 × 8/81 × 8 = 200/648
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 540/648 > 200/648 or 60/72 > 25/81

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