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Compare 60/10 and 45/5

1st number: 6 0/10, 2nd number: 9 0/5

60/10 is smaller than 45/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 5 is 10

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 10
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 1 = 10,
    60/10 = 60 × 1/10 × 1 = 60/10
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 2 = 10,
    45/5 = 45 × 2/5 × 2 = 90/10
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 60/10 < 90/10 or 60/10 < 45/5

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