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Compare 10/2 and 2/45

1st number: 5 0/2, 2nd number: 2/45

10/2 is greater than 2/45

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 45 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 45 = 90,
    10/2 = 10 × 45/2 × 45 = 450/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 2 = 90,
    2/45 = 2 × 2/45 × 2 = 4/90
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 450/90 > 4/90 or 10/2 > 2/45

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