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Compare 49/20 and 20/24

1st number: 2 9/20, 2nd number: 20/24

49/20 is greater than 20/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 24 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 6 = 120,
    49/20 = 49 × 6/20 × 6 = 294/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    20/24 = 20 × 5/24 × 5 = 100/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 294/120 > 100/120 or 49/20 > 20/24

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