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Compare 1/4 and 4/6

1/4 is smaller than 4/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 6 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,
    1/4 = 1 × 3/4 × 3 = 3/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 2 = 12,
    4/6 = 4 × 2/6 × 2 = 8/12
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3/12 < 8/12 or 1/4 < 4/6

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