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Compare 4/2 and 12/3

1st number: 2 0/2, 2nd number: 4 0/3

4/2 is smaller than 12/3

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 3 is 6
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 3 = 6,
    4/2 = 4 × 3/2 × 3 = 12/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,
    12/3 = 12 × 2/3 × 2 = 24/6
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 12/6 < 24/6 or 4/2 < 12/3

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