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Compare 45/12 and 84/60

1st number: 3 9/12, 2nd number: 1 24/60

45/12 is greater than 84/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 60 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    45/12 = 45 × 5/12 × 5 = 225/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    84/60 = 84 × 1/60 × 1 = 84/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 225/60 > 84/60 or 45/12 > 84/60

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