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Compare 60/24 and 30/45

1st number: 2 12/24, 2nd number: 30/45

60/24 is greater than 30/45

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 45 is 360

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 15 = 360,
    60/24 = 60 × 15/24 × 15 = 900/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 8 = 360,
    30/45 = 30 × 8/45 × 8 = 240/360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 900/360 > 240/360 or 60/24 > 30/45

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