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Compare 45/2 and 42/40

1st number: 22 1/2, 2nd number: 1 2/40

45/2 is greater than 42/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 40 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 20 = 40,
    45/2 = 45 × 20/2 × 20 = 900/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    42/40 = 42 × 1/40 × 1 = 42/40
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 900/40 > 42/40 or 45/2 > 42/40

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