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Compare 24/36 and 90/45

1st number: 24/36, 2nd number: 2 0/45

24/36 is smaller than 90/45

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 45 is 180

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,
    24/36 = 24 × 5/36 × 5 = 120/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 4 = 180,
    90/45 = 90 × 4/45 × 4 = 360/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 120/180 < 360/180 or 24/36 < 90/45

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