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Compare 45/50 and 32/20

1st number: 45/50, 2nd number: 1 12/20

45/50 is smaller than 32/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 20 is 100
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 2 = 100,
    45/50 = 45 × 2/50 × 2 = 90/100
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 5 = 100,
    32/20 = 32 × 5/20 × 5 = 160/100
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 90/100 < 160/100 or 45/50 < 32/20

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