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Compare 4/5 and 45/10

1st number: 4/5, 2nd number: 4 5/10

4/5 is smaller than 45/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 10 is 10
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 2 = 10,
    4/5 = 4 × 2/5 × 2 = 8/10
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 1 = 10,
    45/10 = 45 × 1/10 × 1 = 45/10
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 8/10 < 45/10 or 4/5 < 45/10

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