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Compare 1/45 and 2/6

1/45 is smaller than 2/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 6 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 2 = 90,
    1/45 = 1 × 2/45 × 2 = 2/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 15 = 90,
    2/6 = 2 × 15/6 × 15 = 30/90
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2/90 < 30/90 or 1/45 < 2/6

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