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Compare 45/2 and 42/60

1st number: 22 1/2, 2nd number: 42/60

45/2 is greater than 42/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 60 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 30 = 60,
    45/2 = 45 × 30/2 × 30 = 1350/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    42/60 = 42 × 1/60 × 1 = 42/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1350/60 > 42/60 or 45/2 > 42/60

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