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Compare 45/30 and 72/6

1st number: 1 15/30, 2nd number: 12 0/6

45/30 is smaller than 72/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 6 is 30

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 1 = 30,
    45/30 = 45 × 1/30 × 1 = 45/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    72/6 = 72 × 5/6 × 5 = 360/30
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 45/30 < 360/30 or 45/30 < 72/6

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