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Compare 7/98 and 20/42

7/98 is smaller than 20/42

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 98 and 42 is 294
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 98 × 3 = 294,
    7/98 = 7 × 3/98 × 3 = 21/294
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 7 = 294,
    20/42 = 20 × 7/42 × 7 = 140/294
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 21/294 < 140/294 or 7/98 < 20/42

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