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Compare 3/4 and 45/25

1st number: 3/4, 2nd number: 1 20/25

3/4 is smaller than 45/25

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 25 is 100
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 25 = 100,
    3/4 = 3 × 25/4 × 25 = 75/100
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 4 = 100,
    45/25 = 45 × 4/25 × 4 = 180/100
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 75/100 < 180/100 or 3/4 < 45/25

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