Calculate the expansion number and the denominator.

First, calculate the expansion number by dividing the two numerators.

Second, calculate the denominator by multiplying it with the expansion number.

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**Step 1: Calculate the Expansion Number**

To calculate the *expansion number*, divide the numerator of the expanded fraction (2) by the numerator of the first fraction (1):

Expansion Number: 2 ÷ 1 = 2

**Step 2: Calculate the denominator**

To calculate the *denominator* of the second fraction, multiply the denominator of the first fraction (4) by the expansion number (2):

Nenner: 4 × 2 = 8