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Compare 4/48 and 7/20

4/48 is smaller than 7/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 20 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    4/48 = 4 × 5/48 × 5 = 20/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 12 = 240,
    7/20 = 7 × 12/20 × 12 = 84/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 20/240 < 84/240 or 4/48 < 7/20

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