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Compare 72/28 and 60/30

1st number: 2 16/28, 2nd number: 2 0/30

72/28 is greater than 60/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 30 is 420

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 15 = 420,
    72/28 = 72 × 15/28 × 15 = 1080/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 14 = 420,
    60/30 = 60 × 14/30 × 14 = 840/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1080/420 > 840/420 or 72/28 > 60/30

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