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Compare 81/75 and 60/40

1st number: 1 6/75, 2nd number: 1 20/40

81/75 is smaller than 60/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 40 is 600

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 600
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 8 = 600,
    81/75 = 81 × 8/75 × 8 = 648/600
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 15 = 600,
    60/40 = 60 × 15/40 × 15 = 900/600
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 648/600 < 900/600 or 81/75 < 60/40

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