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Compare 45/50 and 32/10

1st number: 45/50, 2nd number: 3 2/10

45/50 is smaller than 32/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 10 is 50
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 1 = 50,
    45/50 = 45 × 1/50 × 1 = 45/50
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 5 = 50,
    32/10 = 32 × 5/10 × 5 = 160/50
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 45/50 < 160/50 or 45/50 < 32/10

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