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Compare 60/18 and 45/25

1st number: 3 6/18, 2nd number: 1 20/25

60/18 is greater than 45/25

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 25 is 450

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 25 = 450,
    60/18 = 60 × 25/18 × 25 = 1500/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 18 = 450,
    45/25 = 45 × 18/25 × 18 = 810/450
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1500/450 > 810/450 or 60/18 > 45/25

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