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Compare 45/9 and 81/14

1st number: 5 0/9, 2nd number: 5 11/14

45/9 is smaller than 81/14

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 14 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 14 = 126,
    45/9 = 45 × 14/9 × 14 = 630/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 9 = 126,
    81/14 = 81 × 9/14 × 9 = 729/126
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 630/126 < 729/126 or 45/9 < 81/14

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