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Compare 49/24 and 20/8

1st number: 2 1/24, 2nd number: 2 4/8

49/24 is smaller than 20/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    49/24 = 49 × 1/24 × 1 = 49/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    20/8 = 20 × 3/8 × 3 = 60/24
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 49/24 < 60/24 or 49/24 < 20/8

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