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Compare 54/84 and 45/42

1st number: 54/84, 2nd number: 1 3/42

54/84 is smaller than 45/42

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 42 is 84

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    54/84 = 54 × 1/84 × 1 = 54/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,
    45/42 = 45 × 2/42 × 2 = 90/84
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 54/84 < 90/84 or 54/84 < 45/42

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