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Compare 4/7 and 6/20

4/7 is greater than 6/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 20 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 20 = 140,
    4/7 = 4 × 20/7 × 20 = 80/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 7 = 140,
    6/20 = 6 × 7/20 × 7 = 42/140
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 80/140 > 42/140 or 4/7 > 6/20

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