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Compare 36/48 and 1/45

36/48 is greater than 1/45

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 45 is 720
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 15 = 720,
    36/48 = 36 × 15/48 × 15 = 540/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 16 = 720,
    1/45 = 1 × 16/45 × 16 = 16/720
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 540/720 > 16/720 or 36/48 > 1/45

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