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Compare 2/4 and 4/7

2/4 is smaller than 4/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 7 is 28
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 7 = 28,
    2/4 = 2 × 7/4 × 7 = 14/28
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 4 = 28,
    4/7 = 4 × 4/7 × 4 = 16/28
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 14/28 < 16/28 or 2/4 < 4/7

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