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Compare 70/20 and 60/32

1st number: 3 10/20, 2nd number: 1 28/32

70/20 is greater than 60/32

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 32 is 160

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 160
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 8 = 160,
    70/20 = 70 × 8/20 × 8 = 560/160
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 32 × 5 = 160,
    60/32 = 60 × 5/32 × 5 = 300/160
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 560/160 > 300/160 or 70/20 > 60/32

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