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Compare 60/72 and 42/60

60/72 is greater than 42/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 60 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 5 = 360,
    60/72 = 60 × 5/72 × 5 = 300/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 6 = 360,
    42/60 = 42 × 6/60 × 6 = 252/360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 300/360 > 252/360 or 60/72 > 42/60

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