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Compare 2/84 and 24/5

1st number: 2/84, 2nd number: 4 4/5

2/84 is smaller than 24/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 5 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    2/84 = 2 × 5/84 × 5 = 10/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 84 = 420,
    24/5 = 24 × 84/5 × 84 = 2016/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 10/420 < 2016/420 or 2/84 < 24/5

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