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Compare 3/8 and 2/45

3/8 is greater than 2/45

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 45 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 45 = 360,
    3/8 = 3 × 45/8 × 45 = 135/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 8 = 360,
    2/45 = 2 × 8/45 × 8 = 16/360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 135/360 > 16/360 or 3/8 > 2/45

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