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Compare 21/45 and 24/4

1st number: 21/45, 2nd number: 6 0/4

21/45 is smaller than 24/4

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 4 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 4 = 180,
    21/45 = 21 × 4/45 × 4 = 84/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 45 = 180,
    24/4 = 24 × 45/4 × 45 = 1080/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 84/180 < 1080/180 or 21/45 < 24/4

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