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Compare 45/16 and 45/75

1st number: 2 13/16, 2nd number: 45/75

45/16 is greater than 45/75

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 75 is 1200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 75 = 1200,
    45/16 = 45 × 75/16 × 75 = 3375/1200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 75 × 16 = 1200,
    45/75 = 45 × 16/75 × 16 = 720/1200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3375/1200 > 720/1200 or 45/16 > 45/75

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