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Compare 1/6 and 4/20

1/6 is smaller than 4/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 20 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 10 = 60,
    1/6 = 1 × 10/6 × 10 = 10/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 3 = 60,
    4/20 = 4 × 3/20 × 3 = 12/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 10/60 < 12/60 or 1/6 < 4/20

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