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Compare 45/8 and 48/7

1st number: 5 5/8, 2nd number: 6 6/7

45/8 is smaller than 48/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 7 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    45/8 = 45 × 7/8 × 7 = 315/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,
    48/7 = 48 × 8/7 × 8 = 384/56
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 315/56 < 384/56 or 45/8 < 48/7

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