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Compare 45/48 and 84/40

1st number: 45/48, 2nd number: 2 4/40

45/48 is smaller than 84/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 40 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    45/48 = 45 × 5/48 × 5 = 225/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 6 = 240,
    84/40 = 84 × 6/40 × 6 = 504/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 225/240 < 504/240 or 45/48 < 84/40

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