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Compare 70/30 and 21/60

1st number: 2 10/30, 2nd number: 21/60

70/30 is greater than 21/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 60 is 60

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 2 = 60,
    70/30 = 70 × 2/30 × 2 = 140/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    21/60 = 21 × 1/60 × 1 = 21/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 140/60 > 21/60 or 70/30 > 21/60

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