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Compare 42/45 and 2/54

42/45 is greater than 2/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 54 is 270
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 6 = 270,
    42/45 = 42 × 6/45 × 6 = 252/270
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 5 = 270,
    2/54 = 2 × 5/54 × 5 = 10/270
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 252/270 > 10/270 or 42/45 > 2/54

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