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Compare 10/45 and 4/8

10/45 is smaller than 4/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 8 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 8 = 360,
    10/45 = 10 × 8/45 × 8 = 80/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 45 = 360,
    4/8 = 4 × 45/8 × 45 = 180/360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 80/360 < 180/360 or 10/45 < 4/8

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