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Compare 7/45 and 72/4

1st number: 7/45, 2nd number: 18 0/4

7/45 is smaller than 72/4

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 4 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 4 × 45 = 180,
    72/4 = 72 × 45/4 × 45 = 3240/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 28/180 < 3240/180 or 7/45 < 72/4

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