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Compare 7/45 and 24/8

1st number: 7/45, 2nd number: 3 0/8

7/45 is smaller than 24/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 8 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 8 = 360,
    7/45 = 7 × 8/45 × 8 = 56/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 45 = 360,
    24/8 = 24 × 45/8 × 45 = 1080/360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 56/360 < 1080/360 or 7/45 < 24/8

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