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Compare 7/45 and 24/80

7/45 is smaller than 24/80

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 80 is 720
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 16 = 720,
    7/45 = 7 × 16/45 × 16 = 112/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 9 = 720,
    24/80 = 24 × 9/80 × 9 = 216/720
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 112/720 < 216/720 or 7/45 < 24/80

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