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Compare 7/45 and 24/20

1st number: 7/45, 2nd number: 1 4/20

7/45 is smaller than 24/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 20 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 4 = 180,
    7/45 = 7 × 4/45 × 4 = 28/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 9 = 180,
    24/20 = 24 × 9/20 × 9 = 216/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 28/180 < 216/180 or 7/45 < 24/20

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