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Compare 20/45 and 84/6

1st number: 20/45, 2nd number: 14 0/6

20/45 is smaller than 84/6

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,
    20/45 = 20 × 2/45 × 2 = 40/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 15 = 90,
    84/6 = 84 × 15/6 × 15 = 1260/90
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 40/90 < 1260/90 or 20/45 < 84/6

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