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Compare 45/60 and 84/80

1st number: 45/60, 2nd number: 1 4/80

45/60 is smaller than 84/80

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 80 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 4 = 240,
    45/60 = 45 × 4/60 × 4 = 180/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 3 = 240,
    84/80 = 84 × 3/80 × 3 = 252/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/240 < 252/240 or 45/60 < 84/80

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