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Compare 84/8 and 1/60

1st number: 10 4/8, 2nd number: 1/60

84/8 is greater than 1/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 60 is 120

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 15 = 120,
    84/8 = 84 × 15/8 × 15 = 1260/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 2 = 120,
    1/60 = 1 × 2/60 × 2 = 2/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1260/120 > 2/120 or 84/8 > 1/60

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