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Compare 60/84 and 5/48

60/84 is greater than 5/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 48 is 336

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 4 = 336,
    60/84 = 60 × 4/84 × 4 = 240/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 7 = 336,
    5/48 = 5 × 7/48 × 7 = 35/336
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 240/336 > 35/336 or 60/84 > 5/48

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