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Compare 70/60 and 56/18

1st number: 1 10/60, 2nd number: 3 2/18

70/60 is smaller than 56/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 18 is 180

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 3 = 180,
    70/60 = 70 × 3/60 × 3 = 210/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 10 = 180,
    56/18 = 56 × 10/18 × 10 = 560/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 210/180 < 560/180 or 70/60 < 56/18

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