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Compare 2/4 and 60/5

1st number: 2/4, 2nd number: 12 0/5

2/4 is smaller than 60/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 5 is 20
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 5 = 20,
    2/4 = 2 × 5/4 × 5 = 10/20
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 4 = 20,
    60/5 = 60 × 4/5 × 4 = 240/20
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 10/20 < 240/20 or 2/4 < 60/5

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