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Compare 70/25 and 21/60

1st number: 2 20/25, 2nd number: 21/60

70/25 is greater than 21/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 60 is 300

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 300
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 12 = 300,
    70/25 = 70 × 12/25 × 12 = 840/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 5 = 300,
    21/60 = 21 × 5/60 × 5 = 105/300
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 840/300 > 105/300 or 70/25 > 21/60

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