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Compare 4/45 and 18/50

4/45 is smaller than 18/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 50 is 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 10 = 450,
    4/45 = 4 × 10/45 × 10 = 40/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 9 = 450,
    18/50 = 18 × 9/50 × 9 = 162/450
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 40/450 < 162/450 or 4/45 < 18/50

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