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Compare 7/20 and 1/7

7/20 is greater than 1/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 7 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 7 = 140,
    7/20 = 7 × 7/20 × 7 = 49/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 20 = 140,
    1/7 = 1 × 20/7 × 20 = 20/140
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 49/140 > 20/140 or 7/20 > 1/7

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