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Compare 2/10 and 24/49

2/10 is smaller than 24/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 49 is 490
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 49 = 490,
    2/10 = 2 × 49/10 × 49 = 98/490
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 10 = 490,
    24/49 = 24 × 10/49 × 10 = 240/490
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 98/490 < 240/490 or 2/10 < 24/49

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