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Compare 81/60 and 60/40

1st number: 1 21/60, 2nd number: 1 20/40

81/60 is smaller than 60/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 40 is 120

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 2 = 120,
    81/60 = 81 × 2/60 × 2 = 162/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    60/40 = 60 × 3/40 × 3 = 180/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 162/120 < 180/120 or 81/60 < 60/40

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