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Compare 2/60 and 40/45

2/60 is smaller than 40/45

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 45 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 3 = 180,
    2/60 = 2 × 3/60 × 3 = 6/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 4 = 180,
    40/45 = 40 × 4/45 × 4 = 160/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 6/180 < 160/180 or 2/60 < 40/45

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