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Compare 45/15 and 72/54

1st number: 3 0/15, 2nd number: 1 18/54

45/15 is greater than 72/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 54 is 270

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 270
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 18 = 270,
    45/15 = 45 × 18/15 × 18 = 810/270
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 5 = 270,
    72/54 = 72 × 5/54 × 5 = 360/270
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 810/270 > 360/270 or 45/15 > 72/54

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