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Compare 4/2 and 1/84

1st number: 2 0/2, 2nd number: 1/84

4/2 is greater than 1/84

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 84 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 42 = 84,
    4/2 = 4 × 42/2 × 42 = 168/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    1/84 = 1 × 1/84 × 1 = 1/84
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 168/84 > 1/84 or 4/2 > 1/84

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