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Compare 84/60 and 20/56

1st number: 1 24/60, 2nd number: 20/56

84/60 is greater than 20/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 56 is 840

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 14 = 840,
    84/60 = 84 × 14/60 × 14 = 1176/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 15 = 840,
    20/56 = 20 × 15/56 × 15 = 300/840
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1176/840 > 300/840 or 84/60 > 20/56

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