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Compare 70/20 and 60/16

1st number: 3 10/20, 2nd number: 3 12/16

70/20 is smaller than 60/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 16 is 80

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 4 = 80,
    70/20 = 70 × 4/20 × 4 = 280/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    60/16 = 60 × 5/16 × 5 = 300/80
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 280/80 < 300/80 or 70/20 < 60/16

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