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Compare 4/2 and 5/4

1st number: 2 0/2, 2nd number: 1 1/4

4/2 is greater than 5/4

Steps for comparing fractions

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

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