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Compare 60/84 and 70/16

1st number: 60/84, 2nd number: 4 6/16

60/84 is smaller than 70/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 16 is 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 16 × 21 = 336,
    70/16 = 70 × 21/16 × 21 = 1470/336
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 240/336 < 1470/336 or 60/84 < 70/16

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