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Compare 1/24 and 5/45

1/24 is smaller than 5/45

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 45 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 15 = 360,
    1/24 = 1 × 15/24 × 15 = 15/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 8 = 360,
    5/45 = 5 × 8/45 × 8 = 40/360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 15/360 < 40/360 or 1/24 < 5/45

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