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Compare 10/2 and 4/24

1st number: 5 0/2, 2nd number: 4/24

10/2 is greater than 4/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 24 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 12 = 24,
    10/2 = 10 × 12/2 × 12 = 120/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    4/24 = 4 × 1/24 × 1 = 4/24
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 120/24 > 4/24 or 10/2 > 4/24

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