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Compare 45/60 and 84/20

1st number: 45/60, 2nd number: 4 4/20

45/60 is smaller than 84/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 20 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    45/60 = 45 × 1/60 × 1 = 45/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 3 = 60,
    84/20 = 84 × 3/20 × 3 = 252/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 45/60 < 252/60 or 45/60 < 84/20

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