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Compare 49/24 and 42/20

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

49/24 is smaller than 42/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 20 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    49/24 = 49 × 5/24 × 5 = 245/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 6 = 120,
    42/20 = 42 × 6/20 × 6 = 252/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 245/120 < 252/120 or 49/24 < 42/20

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