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Compare 72/2 and 60/40

1st number: 36 0/2, 2nd number: 1 20/40

72/2 is greater than 60/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 40 is 40

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 20 = 40,
    72/2 = 72 × 20/2 × 20 = 1440/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    60/40 = 60 × 1/40 × 1 = 60/40
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1440/40 > 60/40 or 72/2 > 60/40

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