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Compare 8/45 and 10/7

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

8/45 is smaller than 10/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 7 is 315

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 315
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 7 = 315,
    8/45 = 8 × 7/45 × 7 = 56/315
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 45 = 315,
    10/7 = 10 × 45/7 × 45 = 450/315
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 56/315 < 450/315 or 8/45 < 10/7

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