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Compare 35/9 and 2/45

1st number: 3 8/9, 2nd number: 2/45

35/9 is greater than 2/45

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 45 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 5 = 45,
    35/9 = 35 × 5/9 × 5 = 175/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 1 = 45,
    2/45 = 2 × 1/45 × 1 = 2/45
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 175/45 > 2/45 or 35/9 > 2/45

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