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Compare 45/75 and 72/54

1st number: 45/75, 2nd number: 1 18/54

45/75 is smaller than 72/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 54 is 1350

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1350
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 18 = 1350,
    45/75 = 45 × 18/75 × 18 = 810/1350
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 25 = 1350,
    72/54 = 72 × 25/54 × 25 = 1800/1350
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 810/1350 < 1800/1350 or 45/75 < 72/54

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