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Compare 7/12 and 6/20

7/12 is greater than 6/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 20 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    7/12 = 7 × 5/12 × 5 = 35/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 3 = 60,
    6/20 = 6 × 3/20 × 3 = 18/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 35/60 > 18/60 or 7/12 > 6/20

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