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Compare 30/45 and 20/24

30/45 is smaller than 20/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 24 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 8 = 360,
    30/45 = 30 × 8/45 × 8 = 240/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 15 = 360,
    20/24 = 20 × 15/24 × 15 = 300/360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 240/360 < 300/360 or 30/45 < 20/24

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