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Compare 7/60 and 7/18

7/60 is smaller than 7/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 18 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 3 = 180,
    7/60 = 7 × 3/60 × 3 = 21/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 10 = 180,
    7/18 = 7 × 10/18 × 10 = 70/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 21/180 < 70/180 or 7/60 < 7/18

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