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Compare 2/4 and 21/75

2/4 is greater than 21/75

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 75 is 300
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 75 = 300,
    2/4 = 2 × 75/4 × 75 = 150/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 75 × 4 = 300,
    21/75 = 21 × 4/75 × 4 = 84/300
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 150/300 > 84/300 or 2/4 > 21/75

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