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Compare 42/2 and 2/20

1st number: 21 0/2, 2nd number: 2/20

42/2 is greater than 2/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 20 is 20
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 10 = 20,
    42/2 = 42 × 10/2 × 10 = 420/20
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 1 = 20,
    2/20 = 2 × 1/20 × 1 = 2/20
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 420/20 > 2/20 or 42/2 > 2/20

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