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Compare 45/75 and 72/60

1st number: 45/75, 2nd number: 1 12/60

45/75 is smaller than 72/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 60 is 300

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 300
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 4 = 300,
    45/75 = 45 × 4/75 × 4 = 180/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 5 = 300,
    72/60 = 72 × 5/60 × 5 = 360/300
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/300 < 360/300 or 45/75 < 72/60

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