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Compare 45/20 and 9/30

1st number: 2 5/20, 2nd number: 9/30

45/20 is greater than 9/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 30 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 3 = 60,
    45/20 = 45 × 3/20 × 3 = 135/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 2 = 60,
    9/30 = 9 × 2/30 × 2 = 18/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 135/60 > 18/60 or 45/20 > 9/30

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