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Compare 1/3 and 2/12

1/3 is greater than 2/12

Steps for comparing fractions

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

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