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Compare 75/60 and 25/84

1st number: 1 15/60, 2nd number: 25/84

75/60 is greater than 25/84

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 84 is 420

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 7 = 420,
    75/60 = 75 × 7/60 × 7 = 525/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    25/84 = 25 × 5/84 × 5 = 125/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 525/420 > 125/420 or 75/60 > 25/84

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