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Compare 10/2 and 45/3

1st number: 5 0/2, 2nd number: 15 0/3

10/2 is smaller than 45/3

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 3 is 6
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 3 = 6,
    10/2 = 10 × 3/2 × 3 = 30/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,
    45/3 = 45 × 2/3 × 2 = 90/6
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 30/6 < 90/6 or 10/2 < 45/3

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