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Compare 72/28 and 60/75

1st number: 2 16/28, 2nd number: 60/75

72/28 is greater than 60/75

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 75 is 2100

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 2100
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 75 = 2100,
    72/28 = 72 × 75/28 × 75 = 5400/2100
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 75 × 28 = 2100,
    60/75 = 60 × 28/75 × 28 = 1680/2100
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 5400/2100 > 1680/2100 or 72/28 > 60/75

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