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Compare 4/2 and 3/7

1st number: 2 0/2, 2nd number: 3/7

4/2 is greater than 3/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 7 is 14
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 7 = 14,
    4/2 = 4 × 7/2 × 7 = 28/14
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 2 = 14,
    3/7 = 3 × 2/7 × 2 = 6/14
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 28/14 > 6/14 or 4/2 > 3/7

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