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Compare 3/45 and 8/60

3/45 is smaller than 8/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 60 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 4 = 180,
    3/45 = 3 × 4/45 × 4 = 12/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 3 = 180,
    8/60 = 8 × 3/60 × 3 = 24/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 12/180 < 24/180 or 3/45 < 8/60

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