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Compare 45/10 and 32/20

1st number: 4 5/10, 2nd number: 1 12/20

45/10 is greater than 32/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 20 is 20
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 2 = 20,
    45/10 = 45 × 2/10 × 2 = 90/20
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 1 = 20,
    32/20 = 32 × 1/20 × 1 = 32/20
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 90/20 > 32/20 or 45/10 > 32/20

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